About the series

Madison Vision Series is a 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 brings scholars, thinkers and leaders of all kinds to campus for lively explorations of issues facing our society.

Supported by the Madison Forever Vision Fund.


Most Recent Lecture

Dr. Barbara Schaal
April 1, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Festival Ballroom A

Dr. Barbara Schaal will discuss the need for government support for the sciences, and will follow her speech with a Q&A. Barbara Schaal is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and vice president of the National Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include evolutionary genetics of plants, molecular evolution of genetics, systematics, and quantitative Genetics. She is the first woman to be elected vice president of the Academy of Sciences, and has also served as the President of the Botanical Society of America, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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