6:00am

Mon April 7, 2014
Arts & Life

What Not To Miss At CU's 2014 Conference On World Affairs

Pictured here the 65th Conference on World Affairs; the audience listening to Hedrick Smith in Macky Auditorium.
Pictured here the 65th Conference on World Affairs; the audience listening to Hedrick Smith in Macky Auditorium.
Credit Cedar Spring Wolf / Courtesy of University of Colorado, Boulder

Billed as the conference on “everything conceivable,” the Conference on World Affairs begins Monday, April 7. The annual event at the University of Colorado, Boulder includes 200 events that pretty much cover the gamut.

“We have ambassadors, and CEOs, scientists, foreign affairs experts, political insiders, storytellers, musicians; it’s a collection of really impressive people in all fields,” said conference director and CU professor Jim Palmer.

65th Conference on World Affairs; Audience; Grusin Music Hall
65th Conference on World Affairs; Audience; Grusin Music Hall
Credit Courtesy of University of Colorado, Boulder

The 2014 keynote speaker is U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

Here are some highlights, depending on your interests:

Politics

Crisis Diplomacy

Obama Could Have Done Better

Pop Culture

Protest Music

New New Golden Age of Television: How And What We're Watching

Music

Music of the Americas

Race and Gender in American Music

Literature

Shakespeare: What Would the Bard Say?

Vampires and Zombies Everywhere!

Documentary Film

The Invisible War

Life Itself

You can find the full schedule here.

Can't make it? That's ok. The majority of the Macky Auditorium and UMC Center Ballroom sessions will be streamed and available as video on demand. The conference runs through Friday, April 11. All events are free and open to the public.