Friday, January 28, 2011

2011 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting : Apps due Feb 7

This year's Clinton Global Initiative University meeting is coming up - April 1-3 at the University of California at San Diego.

CGIU is an effort started by former U.S. President Bill Clinton to bring 1,200 student and non-profit leaders from around the globe together to combat the world’s toughest issues together in one space. They will participate in workshops and discussions with world leaders and politicians, focusing on global issues like education, the environment, poverty and human rights. Activities will include leadership workshops and meetings with world leaders and celebrities like actor Sean Penn. Here's the 2011 agenda.

“We will spend the weekend to engage with other likeminded students who are committed to change and committed to making a difference,” said CGIU Director Keisha Senter.

Each attendee submits a Commitment to Action in which they address a specific global issue and provide a detailed, thoughtful method of how to combat it. The results must be measurable. Past projects have included school building in Kenya, garden projects in inner-city Oakland and library renovations in Louisiana post-hurricane Katrina.

Apply to attend this year's meeting here. All students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Watch previous years' meeting sessions here.

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