The sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) was held on the Washington University in St. Louis Campus April 5-7, bringing more than 1,200 students from 75 countries and all 50 states to exchange ideas and solutions to effect real, soluble change to pressing global issues. The weekend was a whirlwind exchange of ideas and inspirations, but now is when the real work begins: Making change happen. For the participants – 200 of whom were WUSTL students – CGI U gave them a much-needed boost.
Day two of the Clinton Global Initiative University at Washington University in St. Louis began with an excellent and inspiring plenary session called “A Better Future for Girls and Women: Empowering the Next Generation,” moderated by Chelsea Clinton. The session featured four leaders who are making a difference for women around the world, including microcredit pioneer and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Michael Sherraden, PhD, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, moderated a panel discussion April 6 at the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). The session was titled “Poverty and Promise in America’s Rust Belt” and was held in Umrath Hall on the Danforth Campus. Kailey Burger, third-year law student, served as a panelist.
The Clinton Global Initiative University opens at Washington University in St. Louis with inspiring words from President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and a panel of innovative thinkers. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton offers his thoughts on the first day.
President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced the program and featured participants for the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to be held at Washington University in St. Louis April 5-7. In addition to President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and WUSTL’s Michael Sherraden are among the featured speakers.
The final application workshop for students interested in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is slated for 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Danforth University Center, Room 234. Up to 200 WUSTL students will be selected to participate in CGI U, which will be held April 5-7 on campus.
Chelsea Clinton announced during the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York on Sept. 25 that Washington University in St. Louis will serve as the host of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), April 5-7, 2013, on the Danforth Campus. President Bill Clinton launched CGI U in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities discuss solutions to pressing global issues.