The first virtual panel at the University of Colorado Boulder’s 72nd annual Conference on World Affairs on Monday, focused on historical pandemics, appeared to be a success, with hundreds of viewers watching remotely.
More than 1,500 combined viewers watched Rebecca Fannin, Jon Haveman, Trine Tsouderos and Richard Wobbekind discuss their concerns for the future, what needs to be done to combat COVID-19 and the aggressive importance of flattening the curve.
Netflix co-founder and former CEO Marc Randolph will give the opening keynote address on Monday, April 6th. The event will include talks from Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts and host of Hardcore History Podcast and CU alum, Dan Carlin.
The Ebert Interruptus series is one of the most beloved CWA traditions. Film critic and author Josh Larsen will return to the conference for his fourth year to host the 2020 series bringing this year's feature: Cleo From 5 to 7.
Now through the 2020 conference, CU Boulder seniors Annie Miller and Lindsey Visscher will lead the CWA student committee as the Student Volunteer Coordinators (SVCs), overseeing the group as they invite speakers, assemble panels and assist with other year-round CWA events.
The University of Colorado Brainwaves podcast had the opportunity to talk to some of the world’s top experts at the 71st annual Conference on World Affairs. Guests include SETI’s Seth Shostak, Washington Post political columnist Michael Gerson and Harvard geneticist Matthew Meselson.