2019 Speakers

'The Simpsons' writer, soccer star Hope Solo, and more join the 2019 Conference on World Affairs

Feb. 20, 2019

A diverse group of more than 100 speakers representing 19 countries are coming to the 71st CWA.

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After 70 years, archives chronicle CWA's journey

April 21, 2018

From the first brochure to newspaper clippings about the next 70 years of conversation, archivists at University Libraries kept track of it all.

CWA Keynotes

Aly Raisman, CWA keynote & major addresses announced

March 14, 2018

Aly Raisman, Tony Seba and Amanda Gorman will appear at the 2018 Conference on World Affairs Olympic gold medalist and author Aly Raisman, co-founder of RethinkX Tony Seba, and MSNBC nuclear security analyst Joe Cirincione will visit the University of Colorado Boulder during the 70th Conference on World Affairs April...

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CU Boulder announces panelists for 2018 Conference on World Affairs

Feb. 14, 2018

The nation's inaugural youth poet laureate, a New York Times food writer and a representative of Cirque du Soleil are among the panelists slated to appear at the University of Colorado's annual Conference on World Affairs this year. CU on Monday announced the 114 speakers and performers scheduled for the...

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“Sport is a vehicle for social change”: Chris Mosier on transgender athletes

Dec. 7, 2017

CU’s Conference on World Affairs hosted Chris Mosier, a Nike -sponsored triathlete and the first transgender athlete to make a US men’s national sports team, on Tuesday night. He spoke in Wolf Law about his experiences as a transgender triathlete and as an advocate for transgender rights.

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Former White House staffer Ellie Schafer makes debut at Conference on World Affairs

April 19, 2017

Ellie Schafer, former director of the White House Visitors Office, said that speaking at the Conference on World Affairs was “one of the most significant things I’ve done in my time since the White House.”

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Grand Canyon National Park’s first openly lesbian superintendent visits Boulder at Conference on World Affairs

April 16, 2017

The first openly lesbian superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, Chris Lehnertz, came to CU Boulder on Friday. She talked about the future of the National Park Service and her role in fixing ongoing sexual harassment issues in the organization.

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Ex-NASA official at CU's Conference on World Affairs: 'We have to keep exploring'

April 10, 2017

Newman, former deputy administrator of NASA, spoke to a packed Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus on Monday morning, delivering the keynote speech that launched the Conference on World Affairs into its first day.

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Reviving A Vision

March 31, 2017

The Conference on World Affairs Places its finger on the pulse of its own community as it aims to bring new life to a long-held tradition.

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Coloradan calls CWA "The Great Mind Meld of 2017"

March 3, 2017

Smart conversation about the stimulating, complex world we live in is the hallmark of CU Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs (CWA), scheduled this year for April 10-14. Dava Newman, NASA’s deputy administrator, will serve as keynote speaker.

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