Each school and college on campus offers lectures. Make sure to also visit the website of your favorite department.

Community Lecture Series

The Community Lecture Series showcases outstanding UM professors and provides the Missoula community with a chance to experience them in a classroom setting.  Lecture dates are typically six Tuesday evenings in February and March (sometimes into April) Alumni Relations will announce dates and times in the fall.

Forestry and Conservation Lecture Series

  • Conservation and Climate Change Lecture Series
  • Wilderness Issues Lecture Series

President's Lecture Series

The President's Office established the President's Lecture Series in 1987 as a means of bringing outstanding speakers to the UM campus.  Ten speakers with original and important ideas in the humanities, sciences, and arts are invited each academic year.  Past speakers have included Seamus Heaney, Ahmed Rashid, Carol Gilligan, E.O.Wilson, Wendell Berry, Tom Wicker, William McKibben, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Drew Gilpin Faust, Robert Bellah, John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, Sydney Pollack, and James Hansen.  Each speaker gives two presentations:  an afternoon faculty-student seminar and an evening town-gown lecture.

Mansfield Center Brown Bag Lecture Series

All presentations are free and open to the public.  The Mansfield Center promotes better understanding of Asia, U.S. relations with Asia, and ethics and public affairs.

Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program

The Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program holds several public lectures and events throughout the year.  It focuses on the relationship of values to institutions and public affairs. Its courses, seminars, lectures, and conferences examine the role that ethical values can and should play in public life, moral quandaries faced by those who govern, philosophical and practical dimensions of political ethics, and issues of leadership and character in public service.

The Harold & Priscilla Gilkey Executive Lecture Series

This lecture series is designed to provide the unique experience of direct contact with national and global business leaders to students, faculty, and the community.