Harvard Folks Appearing at Conference on World Affairs, April 9-13, in Boulder

Eight of the participants in the 64th CWA have past or present connections with Harvard. They can be heard (and seen) in various events at the CU Boulder Campus April 9-13. All events are free and open to the public.

The 64th Conference on World Affairs will be held April 9-13, 2012 (Monday 9:00 - Friday 3:30) at various venues on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus.  All events are free and open to the public.

 Detailed information about the program and participants for the 64th Conference on World Affairs can be found via:

The CWA Web site  or  A softcopy of the printed program

See page 9 of the printed program for parking and transportation information, pp. 12-25 for the week's schedule, and pp. 26-54 for participant bios.
Eight of this year’s participants have Harvard connections.  A click on a name below will take you to the on-line biography, from which you can view a list of the panels that the participant will be on.

Margot Adler, New York City Correspondent, National Public Radio -- Nieman Fellow '82

Al Felzenberg, Director of Strategic Communications (Republicans), Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress, Washington -- Former Fellow at KSG

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Deputy Director, Peace Corps, Washington -- SPH MS '90

Mark McKinnon, Global Vice Chair, Hill+Knowlton Strategies; Co-Founder, No Labels, Austin -- Lecturer, KSG

Mark McKinnon will deliver a Plenary address, "The Architecture of a Successful Message" at 11:30 on Wednesday, April 11 in Macky Auditorium.

Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington -- MA '55, PhD '58, Honorary Doctor of Laws '01

Alice Rivlin will deliver the Conference's Keynote address, "Can the Center Hold: Democracy and Governance in a Polarized America" at 11:30 on Monday, April 9 in Macky Auditorium.

Vivian Siegel, Director, Science Education and Communication, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge

Drew Westen, Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, Emory University, Atlanta -- AB '80 (Winthrop)

Drew Westen will deliver the Howard Higman Memorial Plenary address, "How Politics Lost the American People" at 1:30 on Monday, April 9 in Macky Auditorium.

Dave Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Comeback America Initiative, Bridgeport, CT -- KSGEE '86

Dave Walker and Alice Rivlin will deliver the Molly Ivins Freedom Fightin' Memorial Plenary address, "America 2030: Why we Must Act Now" at 4:30 on Tuesday, April 10 in the University Memorial Center's Center Ballroom.