Back to the Future: Lessons for our emerging challenges from science fiction and history

Oct. 16, 2020

Watch the fifth annual John and Katherine Rosenbloom Endowed Lectureship Series featuring Congressman Joe Neguse, moderated by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser.


2021 CWA Board and Volunteer Leadership Update

Oct. 15, 2020

Laurie Leinonen has been elected to serve as CWA Program Committee Chair, working in partnership with Lauren Daniels, our first-ever Student Program Chair. The Board created the Student Program Chair position several months ago in an effort to further enhance student voices in curating the conference.


100 Years of “Notorious” Women: Voting Rights and Equal Rights

Sept. 21, 2020

Watch the October 14 livestream discussion presented in partnership with the CU Boulder LeRoy Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment and the Boulder Jewish Community Center.

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CWA concludes with a dissection of educational equality

Sept. 18, 2020

The University of Colorado, Boulder concluded its virtual Conference on World Affairs Friday, with a discussion on the racial impacts of educational equality. Nikhil Mankekar, CU graduate and two-time chair of the City of Boulder Human Relations Commission, moderated a conversation with A’shanti Gholar, Wisdom Amouzou and Jonathan Metzl.


CWA panel on “Leadership and Ethics” discusses values and this generation of college students

Sept. 18, 2020

The Conference on World Affairs (CWA) held a two-day “CWA Virtual” event on Sept. 10 and 11. During Thursday’s event, which focused on the theme of leadership, prominent keynote speakers from around the country shared their experiences involving how ethical decisions have been integral to their leadership abilities, as well as how these skills will help to shape future generations, in an panel called “Leadership and Ethics.”


See the CWA Virtual Speaker Lineup Sept 10-11

Aug. 31, 2020

We were honored to host this group of experts in our fall CWA virtual event, including former astronaut and crew member of the International Space Station, the Executive Director of the U.S. Soccer Women's National Team Players Association, and the Founder and President of the Privilege Institute.


CU Boulder’s Conference on World Affairs to host online fall event

Aug. 25, 2020

Since 1948, the Conference on World Affairs has attracted a global audience to the University of Colorado Boulder. Every spring, flags from all over the world line Norlin Quad and the community buzzes with excitement for the annual event. The spirit of CWA will continue this fall amid the pandemic as CU will host virtual events in September so conference-goers will not need to wait until the spring to get a taste.


CU Boulder Conference on World Affairs will return virtually April 7-10

June 21, 2020

Event could be held in person if public health, campus guidelines permit


Favorite Past Panels & Performances

June 4, 2020

With the loss of many of our planned panel events at this year's 2020 CWA, the CWA program committee shared some of their favorite panels and performances from recent years featuring many familiar faces.


CWA Holds First Virtual Conference

June 1, 2020

“To riff on the old adage, this was a case of demand, together with necessity, being the mother of invention,” said John Griffin, CWA director.