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.
Wednesday, April 11
Racism in Politics: The Dog Whistle is Deafening
9–10:20 a.m., University Memorial Center, Center Ballroom
Dude, Where’s My Tax Cut?
9–10:20 a.m., Wolf Law, Wittemyer Courtroom
Future of Food Keynote Address
11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., University Memorial Center, East Ballroom
Pussy Grabs Back: Women on the March
3–4:30 p.m., University Memorial Center, Center Ballroom
Ebert Interruptus II: Mad Max Fury Road
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
3:30–4:40 p.m., ATLAS Center, Black Box
Wasted: The Story of Food Waste
7–9 p.m., Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater
Friday, April 13
Coal to Code: Retraining Tomorrow’s Workforce
9–10:20 a.m., University Memorial Center, West Ballroom
10:30–11:30 a.m., Imig Music, Grusin Hall
The Death of the NFL?
Noon to 12:50 p.m., Cristol Chemistry, room 142
Books That Blew My Mind
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)