2016 Conference on World Affairs


KGNU is proud to again collaborate with the 68th Annual Conference on World Affairs to present a week of special programming. Tune in to KGNU throughout the week to hear these special panels and discussions.

If you missed a broadcast, we’ll feature archives of those panels here.

Monday, April 4

Interruptus is a week-long dissection of a film that is an annual tradition of the CWA, named for film critic Roger Ebert who attended the conference for more than for 40 years. An uninterrupted screening of Sunrise will be held on Monday, April 4 at 3 p.m. in Macky Auditorium, followed by four days of Interruptus sessions Tuesday through Friday, April 5-8, in Muenzinger Auditorium generally at 4:00 p.m. daily (Wednesday’s session is at 4:30).

A Public Affair 8:30-9am: A discussion on this year’s Ebert Interruptus pick Sunrise (FW Murnau, 1927), with film critic Howie Movshovitz and host Sam Fuqua.

Sunrise, with Janet Gaynor and George O’Brien, is the story of a married man in a village who is led astray by a city woman who wants him to drown his wife. This in one of very few American stories in which people sick at heart go from the country to the city to be healed, instead of the reverse.

Murnau was German. He made the 1922 Nosferatu. He was brought to this country by the head of Fox to make a “European movie.” The film won “Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production” at the fist Oscar ceremony, and Janet Gaynor won Best Actress.



Tuesday, April 5

How On Earth 8.35-9am: Across the Universe – You Can’t Get There from Here. Panelist David Grinspoon and Sidney Perkowitz with moderator Joel Parker.


Hemispheres 6-7pm: Djembes to Lemurs: The State of Two French Colonies, Mali and Madagascar. Panelist Vicki J. Huddleston with moderator Nikki Kayser.


Wednesday, April 6

A Public Affair 8.30-9.50am (live broadcast from UMC 235): Rx For Our Political System. Panelists Daniel Stid, Marilinda Garcia, Aruna Kalyanam, with moderator Claudia Cragg.


Thursday, April 7

A Public Affair 8.35-9.30am: Climate Democracy. Panelists Eric Lindstrom and Charles Menzie, with moderator Maeve Conran.


Its the Economy 6-7pm: Movers, Shakers, and Makers. Panelist Kate Reynolds McLeod and Eugene Sepulveda, with moderator Liz Lane.


Friday, April 8

Connections 8.30-9.30am.: The Key Post-COP21 Transformative Role of Women and Youth. Panelist Vivien Onano with moderator Duncan Campbell.


Friday April 1:

Stephanie Rudy, who is the elected Community Chair, and Alan Culpepper, Director of Operations and Marketing at the CWA, give a preview of some of the speakers who will be participating in the 68th Conference on World Affairs.