Kay Danes
61st Conference on World Affairs (Boulder, Colorado)

Australia’s Kay Danes will be participating in 8 sessions at the 61st Conference on World Affairs
and 1 Concurrent Event sponsored by the Law Club.

(Panelists are generally placed on sessions according to their expertise but there are also a couple of sessions where they may be placed outside their field of expertise.)

The Purpose of the Universe Is to Create God 9:00-10:20 on Monday April 6, 2009 (Old Main Chapel)

Panelists:

Chip Berlet
Lillian Boutté
Kay Danes
Fintan R. Steele


o Moderator: Noah Finkelstein


Trial by Media

4:00-5:20 on Monday April 6, 2009 (Muenzinger Auditorium)

Panelists:
Kay Danes
Sharon Y. Eubanks
Simon Hoggart
Jurek Martin

o Moderator: Malinda Miller-Huey

Slavery Is Not Dead
12:30-1:50 on Tuesday April 7, 2009 (Macky Auditorium)

Panelists:
Kay Danes
Maria Hinojosa
E. Benjamin Skinner

o Moderator: Celeste Landry

Genocide: Beyond Outrage
2:00-3:20 on Tuesday April 7, 2009 (UMC Center Ballroom)

Panelists:
Kay Danes
Josh Rushing
E. Benjamin Skinner

o Moderator: Paul Shankman

Slavery is Not Dead
12:30-1:50 on Wednesday April 8, 2009 (Macky Auditorium)

Panelists:
Kay Danes
Maria Hinojosa
E. Benjamin Skinner

o Moderator: Celeste Landry

PTSD: You Forgot, I Can't
4:30-5:50 on Wednesday April 8, 2009 (UMC 235)

Panelists:
George Butler
Kay Danes
Maria Hinojosa
Jim Smith

o Moderator: David Elm


The Basic Incompatibility Between Religion and Science
9:30-10:50 on Thursday April 9, 2009 (UMC 235)

Panelists:
Chip Berlet
Kay Danes
Fintan R. Steele

o Moderator: Paul Sperry

The Truth About Torture
2:00-3:20 on Thursday April 9, 2009 (UMC Center Ballroom)

Panelists:
Kay Danes
E. Benjamin Skinner
Ann Wright

o Moderator: Joel Edelstein

Activating the Activist
9:00-10:20 on Friday April 10, 2009 (Old Main Chapel)

Panelists:
Kay Danes
Lorelei Kelly
Jennifer Nordstrom

o Moderator: Josie Heath

Concurrent Event Sponsored by the Law Club

Monday, April 6 and Wednesday April 8 7 p.m., Eaton Humanities

Holiday in Hell, or the Accidental Smuggler: The Case of Schapelle Corby

Experience with one of the decade’s most notorious trials and the media feeding frenzy that surrounded it.


Panelist Bio’s

Chip Berlet
Senior analyst at Political Research Associates near Boston, has written about civil liberties, social justice, prejudice, neo-Nazis, apocalypticism, systems of oppression, and scapegoating for over 30 years.

Lillian Boutté
A monument to jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues. She has performed with such legendary musicians as Edward Frank, Lloyd Lambert, Joseph “Smokey” Johnson, Jay Mc Shane, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Milt Hinton, Gus Johnson, Sammy Price, Doc Cheatham, Arnett Cobb, Al Casey, Dr. John, Benny Waters, Danny Barker, Professor Longhair, Clark Terry, England's trumpet great Humphrey Lyttleton, and more.

Kay Danes
Author and Humanitarian. Danes has become one of Australia’s top social justice ambassadors. She has been a guest speaker at two U.S. Congressional forums on democracy and has been featured in numerous television, radio, and print media interviews and articles.

Fintan R. Steele
Spends his days and taxpayer money slumming about the laboratories and offices of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, figuring out ways to talk about the advent of genomic medicine without scaring its potential beneficiaries and future practitioners.

Sharon Y. Eubanks
A lawyer, working on prison litigation reform issues and representing detained children who are denied basic constitutional and civil rights during their imprisonment.

Simon Hoggart
Writes the daily humorous parliamentary sketch for The Guardian of London and has won an award for his work from a little-watched television political program in Britain. Has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic.

Jurek Martin
Jurek Martin has been a Washington-based columnist for the Financial Times and FT.com for the last six years, following a career of more than 30 years as a reporter and editor on that newspaper. This took him to distant places, including two tours as Washington bureau chief and one in New York, as well as four years running the Tokyo office covering the Far East.

Josh Rushing
Hosted and produced programs all over the world--from war-torn Iraq to drug-fueled Colombia to bomb-laden Laos. Throughout the last year, the Texas native has circled the globe filming a series about war that debuted on Al Jazeera English in December 2008. A former U.S. Marine captain with 15 years of service, Rushing served as a spokesperson at Central Command in Doha, Qatar, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unbeknownst to him, an independent film, Control Room, captured his efforts to communicate the American message on Al Jazeera.

Jim Smith
A retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general. His aviation career included 4,000 hours in the F-15 and T-38 and combat sorties during Desert Storm. During his military career, his responsibilities included the command of both the 94th Tactical Fighter Squadron and the 325th Operations Group. Later, he served as commander of the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Japan.

George Butler
President of White Mountain Films. Discovered a charismatic but anonymous Austrian bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Pumping Iron, and revealed the elusive rocky landscape of the red planet in Roving Mars. Co-edited The New Soldier with David Thorne and John Kerry, a book about the organization Vietnam Veterans Against War. Other films include: Pumping Iron II: The Women, In the Blood, The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition, Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry.

Maria Hinojosa
Maria Hinojosa is the senior correspondent for the series NOW on PBS, the anchor and managing editor of National Public Radio’s Latino USA, and the anchor of her own Emmy Award-winning talk show One on One with Maria Hinojosa from WGBH/La Plaza.

E. Benjamin Skinner
A fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a writer engaged in the study of the U.S. and global political economies. His work focuses on the developing world and particularly on modern slavery. He was named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year 2008.

Ann Wright
Former U.S. diplomat, who resigned in March 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war. A 29-year veteran of the U.S. Army/Army Reserves, she retired as a colonel. Wright served as U.S. deputy ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia.

Lorelei Kelly
A national security specialist who focuses on helping citizens and elected leaders re-frame security in light of the challenges revealed by 9/11.

Jennifer Nordstrom
Coordinates the new Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free (CFNF) Campaign for the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER).

Source: Live Streaming of CWA Events: http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/webcast.html

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