Published: April 10, 2018
CWA keynote speaker Tony Seba during his address at Macky Auditorium

Tony Seba gives his keynote address "Rethinking the Future: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation" on Monday at Macky Auditorium. Photo by Patrick Campbell / University of Colorado Boulder.

Kicking off on Monday, the 70th Conference on World Affairs brings 100 speakers and performers to campus for a variety of free, engaging sessions. This year's themes are Leadership: In the Words of Women, People and the Planet and Feeding the Future.

From panel discussions, roundtables on hot topics, performances and film screenings to the 70th CWA Celebration on The Hill closing out this year's conference—with three days' worth of events left to attend, you're sure to find something you just can't miss. Take a look at the sampling below, or see the full schedule of events.

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Wednesday, April 11

Racism in Politics: The Dog Whistle is Deafening

Panel discussion
9–10:20 a.m., University Memorial Center, Center Ballroom

Dude, Where’s My Tax Cut? 

Panel discussion
9–10:20 a.m., Wolf Law, Wittemyer Courtroom

Future of Food Keynote Address

Roundtable
11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., University Memorial Center, East Ballroom

Pussy Grabs Back: Women on the March

Panel discussion
3–4:30 p.m., University Memorial Center, Center Ballroom

Ebert Interruptus II: Mad Max Fury Road

Film screening
5–7 p.m., Visual Arts Complex, room 1B20


Thursday, April 12

Existential Risks: Today’s Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

Panel discussion: Nuclear war, drug-resistant bacteria, climate change and disruption of the global food system
11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., Macky Auditorium

Resonance Borealis I

Performance: Live piano performance under imagery of the Aurora Borealis
11 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Fiske Planetarium

More Americans Believe in Ghosts Than in Darwin

Panel discussion: The relationship between the American public and science
3:30–4:40 p.m., University Memorial Center, room 235

Millenials and Boomers

Roundtable
3:30–4:40 p.m., ATLAS Center, Black Box

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste

Film screening
7–9 p.m., Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater


Friday, April 13

Coal to Code: Retraining Tomorrow’s Workforce

Panel discussion
9–10:20 a.m., University Memorial Center, West Ballroom

Jazz Jam

Performance
10:30–11:30 a.m., Imig Music, Grusin Hall

The Death of the NFL?

Panel discussion
Noon to 12:50 p.m., Cristol Chemistry, room 142

Books That Blew My Mind

Roundtable
1–2:20 p.m., Old Main Chapel

70th CWA Celebration on The Hill

Closing event: End your week visiting with CWA speakers, and toast the conference's 70th year! Free food from Hill restaurants, live music, beer and wine. Open to all. 

4–6 p.m., The Hill, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (between The Sink and Café Aion)