Harvard Folks Appearing at Conference on World Affairs, April 8-12, in Boulder

Twelve of the participants in the 65th CWA have past or present connections with Harvard. They can be seen and heard in various events at the CU Boulder Campus April 8-12. All events are free and open to the public.

The 65th Conference on World Affairs will be held April 8-12, 2013 (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 65th 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 or here for parking and transportation information, pp. 12-25 or here for the week's schedule, and pp. 26-53 or here for participant bios.

Fourteen Thirteen Twelve (see below) 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

Michael Almereyda – Filmmaker, New York City – Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies (FAS)

Donald Gips – United States Ambassador to South Africa (retired), Washington – AB '82 (Winthrop)

Tom Gold – Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley – MA '75 (East Asian Studies), PhD '81 (Sociology)

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

Mary Hughes – Political Strategist, Palo Alto – KSG EE '83

Terrence McNally – Radio Host, Pacifica/Progressive Voices; Consultant, McNally:MessageMatters, Los Angeles – Col '69 (Dunster)

In addition to serving on traditional CWA panels, Terrance McNally will preside over "Ebert Interruptus" every afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 in Macky Auditorium.  This series, created by film critic Roger Ebert as "Cinema Interruptus" in 1975, shows the film selected for that year uninterrupted on Monday, and then proceeds through it for eight hours between Tuesday and Friday.  As the film plays, anybody can call out "Stop!" at any time, and the film is paused to accommodate discussion on any aspect whatever.  Because of Ebert's cancer surgeries, Jim Emerson took over the series in 2007.  In 2011, it was renamed "Ebert Interruptus" in honor of Roger.  This year, Jim is indisposed, and Terrence picks up the baton.  He has selected One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as this year's Interruptus film.

Steve Radelet – Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Development, Georgetown University, Washington –MPP '86, PhD '90 (Public Policy)

Stuart Schoffman – Writer, Jerusalem – AB '69 (Dunster)

On April 4, Stuart informed the Conference that he would be unable to travel to the U.S. because of an illness in the family.

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

Hedrick Smith – Author; Executive Producer and Correspondent, Hedrick Smith Productions, Washington – Nieman Fellow '70

Hedrick Smith will deliver the Conference's Keynote Address, "Who Stole the American Dream?" in Macky Auditorium on Monday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m.

Michelle Thaller – Assistant Director of Science, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland – AB '92 (Lowell)

On March 26, it was announced that NASA has cancelled all outreach and "grounded" all of its employees due to the sequestration.  As a result, Michelle will not be able to attend this year's Conference.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend – Director, The Rock Creek Group, Washington – AB '73 (Winthrop)

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will deliver a Plenary Address, "Why Won't Universities Teach Virtue?" in Macky Auditorium on Monday, April 8, at 12:30 a.m.

Jim Walsh – Research Associate, MIT Security Studies Program, Cambridge – Former Executive Director of the Managing the Atom project, Belfer Center, KSG