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2014 News

CWA Announces Ebert Cinema Interruptus

The Academy Award-winning film The Graduate (1968) will be the subject for dissection in this year's Ebert Interruptus, the Conference on World Affairs’ annual, week-long interactive film analysis.

The CWA Remembers Simon Hoggart

A loyal and longtime CWA participant since 1988, Simon graced us with his witty and incisive comments, from lampooning British royalty and political pomposity to celebrating Shakespeare.

2013 News

Athenaeum Features Pulitzer-Prize Winning Former New York Times Reporter Hedrick Smith

The University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times journalist and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent Hedrick Smith for a free talk, "Reclaiming Our Government and the Economy".

Athenaeum Features Acclaimed New Orleans Jazz Artists in Free Concert

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host acclaimed New Orleans singer and entertainer Lillian Boutté and pianist-vocalist Henry Butler for a free concert, "After the Flood: From New Orleans With Love". Butler and Boutté will be joined by the University of Colorado Jazz Combo and other special guests.

Conference on World Affairs Announces Ebert Tributes

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Conference on World Affairs will pay special tribute to Roger Ebert throughout its week of events April 8-12. Ebert, who referred to Boulder as his "hometown in an alternate universe", was a participant in the annual Conference over four decades.

Conference on World Affairs Statement on the Passing of Roger Ebert

"We here in Boulder are saddened by this news. Roger gave so much to so many in his 40 years at the Conference. He always said he grew up at the CWA, which he referred to as the 'Conference on Everything Conceivable.'"

CU's Conference on World Affairs Engages Students, Faculty and More

The University of Colorado Boulder's annual Conference on World Affairs returns to campus for the 65th time April 8-12, featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries. Over 100 participants from around the country and the globe will pay their own way to travel to Boulder to present in what Roger Ebert has dubbed "the Conference on Everything Conceivable."

Conference on World Affairs Announces Ebert Cinema Interruptus

The Academy-award winning film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) will be the subject for dissection in this year's Conference on World Affairs Ebert Interruptus, the CWA's annual week-long interactive film analysis.

Conference on World Affairs Announces Keynote and Annual Jazz Concert

This year's keynote address will be delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith. In his 26 years with The New York Times, Smith has covered six American presidents and their administrations.

Athenaeum to Host Award-Winning Director Steve James

The CWA Athenaeum will feature the acclaimed director and producer January 29-31 for a free screening of No Crossover and a public talk.

2012 News

CWA Athenaeum Features Best-Selling Author Jenni Schaefer on Eating and Body Image Issues

The Athenaeum Series will host internationally known eating disorder expert and author Jenni Schaefer on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m.

CWA Athenaeum Features Gun Violence Activist, Shooting Survivor Colin Goddard

The Athenaeum Series will feature assistant director of federal legislation at the Brady Campaign and Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard on Tuesday, Sep 25.

CU's Conference on World Affairs Offers Political Dialogue 'As It Should Be'

The University of Colorado Boulder's Annual Conference on World Affairs returns to campus for the 64th time April 9-13, with 200 events including panel discussions, performances, and plenaries.

CWA Announces Ebert Interruptus Pick

The Oscar-nominated film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will be the subject for dissection at this year's Conference on World Affairs Ebert Interruptus, the CWA's annual week-long interactive film analysis.

Athenaeum Series Hosts Award-Winning Author Jim Shepard

The CWA Athenaeum Series will host a free public talk, "Roman Polanski's Chinatown and the End of the American Empire" with author Jim Shepard on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the UMC Center Ballroom.

CWA Announces Keynote Address by Bipartisan Federal Budget Expert

This year's keynote address will be delivered by Alice Rivlin, a senior fellow of economic studies at The Brookings Institution and co-chair of the Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Conference on World Affairs Featured in Two Recent Memoirs

Two books, each featuring a chapter devoted to Boulder and the Conference on World Affairs, have recently been released.

2011 News

CWA Athenaeum Features ONE.org CEO Michael Elliott

The University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host a free public talk, "ONE.org: Asking for Your Voice" with ONE.org president and CEO Michael Elliott on Wednesday, October 19

Crosby and Nash to Deliver Closing Plenary

Rock legends David Crosby and Graham Nash will give the closing plenary at the 63rd Conference on World Affairs. Their talk, "Life Matters", will take place in Macky Auditorium on Friday, April 9 at 2:30pm.

CWA Interruptus: Emerson to carry on for Ebert

Roger Ebert, who has been a regular participant in the University of Colorado's Annual Conference on World Affairs since 1970, has announced that he will not be making the trip to Boulder this April.

CWA to Screen Acclaimed Documentary Budrus

The 63rd CWA will feature a screening of the acclaimed documentary Budrus. Ronit Avni, the film's producer, will be on-hand for introduction of the screening, followed by Q&A.

Young Egyptian Activist to Recount Details of Revolution

Twenty-four year old Egyptian activist Gigi Ibrahim will deliver a plenary address at this year's Conference on World Affairs. Her speech, "Inside the Egyptian Revolution," will be held in Macky Auditorium on Thursday, April 7

Simon Hoggart's Long Lunch

Simon Hoggart has been a familiar face at the CWA for over 20 years. As the political sketch-writer for The Guardian, Hoggart's insights into the British Parliament and fluid mix of humor and politics have been a valued addition to the annual Conference.

CWA Announces Theme and Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Coleman

The theme of this year's conference is "What Matters". CWA Director Jim Palmer explains, "Given the distractions of modern life and the information we're bombarded with daily, it is easy to forget to ask the fundamental questions, the questions of value. That is why our theme 'What Matters' matters."

CWA Athenaeum Series to Host The Yes Men and PBS Correspondent Maria Hinojosa

The CWA Athenaeum will include sociopolitical satirists Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men and PBS and NPR host Maria Hinojosa in Febraury.

2010 News

62nd Annual Conference on World Affairs, April 5-9

Keynote & Ebert's Interruptus film

Conference on World Affairs announces 2010 Dean Reed Peace Prize Essay Contest

62nd Conference On World Affairs Theme, Concert Ticketing

2009 News

Opening Procession of The Sixty-First Annual Conference on World Affairs

CU's 61st Annual Conference on World Affairs Offers Million-Dollar Conference to Public on a Shoestring, April 6-10

Highlights of the Sixty-first Annual Conference on World Affairs

Jazz Concert at the Sixty-first Annual Conference on World Affairs

The Sixty-first Annual Conference on World Affairs Presents Senator Chuck Hagel and Film Critic Roger Ebert

The Sixty-first Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Dean Reed Peace Prize Essay Contest

The Sixty-first Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces theme and attendant figures

2008 News

The Sixtieth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Dean Reed Peace Prize Essay Contest

The Sixtieth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Keynote Address by former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy CHAMBERLIN

The Sixtieth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Plenary Address by Senator Tim WIRTH

The Sixtieth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: JAZZ CONCERT

The Sixtieth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Plenary Address by Rachel Maddow and Live Daily Broadcast from the CWA

The Sixtieth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Opening Procession

2007 News

The Fifty-ninth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Dean Reed Peace Prize Essay Contest

The Fifty-ninth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Cinema Interruptus

The Fifty-ninth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Air America’s Rachel Maddow to deliver plenary address

The Fifty-ninth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Headliners Harry BELAFONTE, Senator Joe BIDEN, Paul KRUGMAN, Ambassador Joe WILSON and more

The Fifty-ninth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Opening Procession

The Fifty-ninth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: BELAFONTE, EBERT send regrets

The Fifty-ninth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces: Addition of Joe WILSON Plenary

2006 News

The Fifty-eighth Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces

Fifty-eighth Annual Conference on World Affairs announces headliner

Fifty-eighth Annual Conference on World Affairs announces a new generation of guest speakers

Fifty-eighth Annual Conference on World Affairs announces Roger Ebert's Cinema Interruptus

Fifty-eighth Annual Conference on World Affairs to address "America's Values"

Fifty-eighth Annual Conference on World Affairs announces Ivins cancellation and addition of Hightower Plenary

2005 News

Roche Colorado presents the performance of "Trumbos: Red, White & Balcklisted" to benefit The Conference on World Affairs.

March 14, 2005 – The Conference on World Affairs is proud to announce this year’s Dean Reed Peace Prize Essay Contest.

The Fifty-seventh Annual Conference on World Affairs will be held April 4-8, 2005 on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus.

2004 News

The Conference on World Affairs is proud to announce this year’s Dean Reed Peace Prize Essay Contest...

The Fifty-sixth Annual Conference on World Affairs will be held April 5-9, 2004 on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus.

“Rules of the Game by Jean Renoir often places second or third on lists of the greatest films of all time...

S. Azmat Hassan, career diplomat in the service of Pakistan and currently an Ambassador-in-Residence at the...

CWA Annual Jazz Concert will feature a bevy of world-class performers on Tuesday, April 8 at 8pm in Macky Auditorium.

Honolulu City and County Mayor Jeremy Harris will deliver a plenary speech on “Sustainability in a Divided World”...

2003 News

55th Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces Theme, Dates, and Ebert's Film for 2003

CWA Announces Annual Dean Reed Peace Prize Essay Contest Topic: "Cultural Impediments to Peace"

55th Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces Molly Ivins' Plenary: "Don't Despair, America is Still Out There"

CWA Announces Daniel Ellsberg Plenary: "Can We Avoid Being Lied into Wars?"

55th Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces Jean Houston Plenary: "The World in Transition: The Possible Human as Social Artist"

CWA Announces Seth Shostak Plenary: "The Search for Life Beyond Earth"

55th Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces Kenneth Kaunda Plenary: "Zambia and the Democratization of Southern Africa"

CWA Announces Richard Rodriguez Plenary: "The Great Brown World"

55th Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces Roger Ebert's 2003 Film Interruptus

CWA Announces George McGovern Plenary: "The Wrong War Against the Wrong Enemy in the Wrong Country"

55th Annual Conference on World Affairs Announces Annual Jazz Concert