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Every year CU holds a week long event called Conference on World Affairs, and this year it is held from April 10th-14th. According to CU’s website, the Conference on World Affairs “brings world of thought leaders together to discuss ‘everything conceivable’ with the residents and students of Boulder.” Though it is held in Colorado, it is a national event where people can access the talks through livestreaming. There are numerous talks ranging in topics such as arts, media, science, technology, politics, business, human rights and more. There is also going to be musical performances. The best part about this conference is that even though it is held on CU’s campus, it is open to the public free of charge thanks to the volunteers and speakers who attend at their own expense. One speaker in particular that is getting some attention is Dr. Elaine Pagels. She teaches at Princeton University and will be speaking about the Apocalypse. I’m someone who enjoys science fiction and the idea of an apocalypse has always fallen into that category. It will be interesting to see what she has to say about it in relation to politics (especially now that we have a new president). It’s very honorable to be part of a University that holds such an important event such as the Conference on World Affairs. Some of the most intelligent and important people in the world are coming together to transfer their knowledge to the public. For a full list of all the speakers and categories of lectures can be found on CU’s CWA website

Lily is a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies along with a certificate in Business. She is originally from Scarborough, Maine, but decided to venture to Colorado for it's beauty and to get back in touch with her birth place which is Boulder. She is a Film Studies major because she is very interested in the behind the scenes of what goes into making a film. Not only that, but her favourite hobby in the world is to watch movies. She recently went abroad to Sydney, Australia to get a taste of a different culture. While being there, she learned to not take life too seriously, and to slow things down. The Australian lifestyle can really teach a person how to be chill. You can find Lily at the movies, hanging on Pearl Street having a beer with friends, or at the breathtaking lookout of Flagstaff enjoying the view.