CU Conference on World Affairs returns in person and online April 6-9

Feb. 24, 2022

CWA returns in person with most sessions livestreamed online April 6-9, 2022. 100 diverse speakers and performers will participate in 125 events on the CU Boulder campus. All events are free and open to the public; schedule available mid-March.


Amanda Gorman covers TIME Magazine's Black Renaissance Issue

Feb. 4, 2021

2018 CWA performer Amanda Gorman's star continues to rise after her Inauguration poetry performance this month. She will join the lineup of Super Bowl performers Feb. 7. Read her interview by Michelle Obama in this month's issue of TIME Magazine.


New coronavirus may be much more contagious than initially thought

Jan. 28, 2020

World-leading mathematical epidemiologist at the University of Oxford (UK) Robin Thompson will join us as a speaker at the 2020 CWA. He shared his predictions this week on the coronavirus outbreak, citing that it is already spreading more quickly than SARS.


Americans face a rising tide of despair. We have a duty to act.

Sept. 9, 2019

2019 CWA speaker Micheal Gerson's latest column in the Washington Post says mental health involves both a public debate and personal responsibility to friends and acquaintances.


Priya Jha shares her experience at the 2019 CWA with University of Redlands

Aug. 1, 2019

University of Redlands English Professor Priya Jha was invited to contribute to a number of panels—on topics from gender politics to cinema—at the 2019 CWA. Jha discusses the highlights of the conference and how they will influence her teaching.


Brainwaves Podcast: CWA Special Edition

May 3, 2019

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.


Innovative solutions to climate change, protecting bees presented at CWA

April 17, 2019

Panelists at the 2019 Conference on World Affairs discussed a range of micro and macro environmental concerns, from how to mitigate the effects of climate change to how to protect the health of bees.


“Masculinity isn’t fixed”: Identity and toxic masculinity tackled at CWA

April 16, 2019

This year’s Conference of World Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomed a diverse selection of panelists to discuss whether masculinity is toxic. The panel comprised of a formerly incarcerated tech professional, an academic in ethnic and gender studies and a former NFL linebacker-turned-meditation specialist.


More focus on mental health, self care at Conference on World Affairs

April 15, 2019

This year’s CWA had a wider focus on issues surrounding mental health and self-care. It was an effort to broaden the conversation around the struggles young people face and how they can cope with issues such as stress and loneliness.


Soccer star Hope Solo shares her passion for equal pay in sports at CU

April 13, 2019

The star athlete discussed her mission and her past as a soccer player Friday in a keynote panel during this year’s Conference on World Affairs, which bore the theme, “Women & Girls Changing the World.”