The Conference on World Affairs Board is comprised of CU Boulder faculty, students, and community volunteers. 

Through a collaboration that strengthens the relationship between CU Boulder and the Boulder community, they strive to continue to provide a high quality, financially sustainable opportunity to interact with experts in a wide array of subjects related to world affairs.

Board Job Description

CWA Strategic Plan

CWA Governance Structure

CWA Bylaws

Upcoming Board Meetings

Thursday, February 7 @ 8:00 a.m.
Institute for Behavioral Science, Room 401
CU Boulder campus

To contact a member of the CWA Board, please send an email to and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate member or members. 

CWA Board Members

NameContact Information
Charlene Coutre
CWA Board Member • CWA Business Committee Co-Chair • CWA Housing Committee
Tracy Ferrell
CWA Board Vice Chair • Faculty of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, CU Boulder
Bruce Fredrickson
CWA Board Member • CWA Science & Tech Committee Co-Chair
John Griffin
Faculty Director, Conference on World Affairs & CWA Speaker Series • Associate Professor, Political Science, CU Boulder • CWA Board Member
(303) 492-2525
Laurie Hathorn
CWA Board Member • CWA Community Chair
Tina Marquis
CWA Board Chair • Boulder Valley School District Board Member
Shelly Miller
CWA Board Member • CU Boulder Faculty Member
Peter Spear
CWA Board Observer • Former Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, CU Boulder
Emily Volk
CWA Board Member • CU Boulder Student
Tom Zeiler
CWA Board Member • CU Boulder Faculty Member