About the series

Madison Vision Series is a new lecture series honoring James Madison's conviction that cultivating an informed and educated citizenry is essential to the health of our republican democracy. The series will bring scholars, thinkers and leaders of all kinds to campus for lively explorations of issues facing our society. Supported by the Madison Forever Vision Fund.


Next Lecture

The next Madison Vision Series lecture will be feature speaker, Mary Ann Callahan on March 29.



  • Jan 20 MVS Ted Shaw Thumbnail Unbalanced History

    Shaw spoke on the relevance of history especially in regard to discrimination and how there is still a need for action. Read More >

  • Jan 12 MVS Ted Shaw Portrait Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration Schedule

    Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration week, from Jan. 16-20, commences with Theodore Shaw, a diversity and civil rights expert, speaking at the formal program on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in Wilson Hall. Read More >

  • Nov 4 MVS Debate Close Up Evolution versus Revolution

    Guest experts Josh Zive and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross debated whether or not the government needs to undergo radical change to combat terrorism in the second Madison Vision Series presentation of the 2016-17 school year. Read More >

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  • Mar 29: Madison Vision Series: Mary Ellen Callahan
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