Public Lecture Series

Smith SSW students clapping at a public lecture.

The annual Public Lecture Series brings experts in the to campus for lively and informative presentations. The lectures are held in Weinstein Auditorium and are free, open to the public and accessible. Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for a fee. Learn more about this year's Public Lecture Series below. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis Smith SSW has made the necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Public Lecture Series. For more information about the School's response visit

Lectures provide one and one-half (1.5) Continuing Education Credits (CEs). The cost to register for CEs is $15 per lecture. Those who wish to earn CEs should arrive 15 minutes ahead of the lecture to register. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the lecture. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the presentation. Participants must sign in and out of the session and complete an evaluation. Therefore, a late arrival or an early departure of greater than ten minutes constitutes not attending the lecture in its entirety. Payment will be collected at registration. Payment must be made by check or money order ONLY. 

This program is wheelchair accessible. For disability access information or accommodations requests, call 413-585-2407.

To request a sign language interpreter, call 413-585-2071 (voice or TTY) or send email to: at least 10 days before the event.