Published: April 9, 2018

A symbol of the Conference on World Affairs' international scope, each year, student-volunteers raise a host of international flags along Norlin Quad for each country represented among the CWA speakers.

Fast flag facts

  • Each CWA speaker’s flag is represented. This year, there are 37 speakers attending from outside of the U.S. representing 25 countries.
  • The Conference on World Affairs was originally titled United Nations Week, as it celebrated the birth of the U.N. The flags lining Norlin Quad during the conference represent the U.N. and are symbols of the CWA's international scope.
  • The flags are organized and raised by CWA student-volunteers.
  • CU borrows the flags for graduation ceremonies, where they represent the home countries of each graduate.