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Additional CGI U Speakers Announced
March 07, 2012
Madeleine Albright, Biz Stone and Usher will address college students from around the world at the Clinton Global Initiative University 2012.
A former secretary of state, the co-founder of Twitter and a top entertainer will be among the speakers at George Washington when the university hosts the Clinton Global Initiative University later this month. Previously announced speakers include Chelsea Clinton and The Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
The speakers will be joined on campus by more than 1,000 students, representing all 50 states, more than 75 countries and approximately 300 college and universities.
“CGI U gives students an opportunity to get involved and become more effective global citizens,” said President Clinton. “Since our first meeting in 2008, young leaders from around the world come together each year. Their passion and commitments continue to inspire me and each other.”
CGI U 2012 will begin on March 30 with an opening plenary session with President Clinton on the power of public service. GW students, faculty and staff have the chance to attend the session through a lottery if they sign up by March 14.
Program sessions the following day will examine issues in five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health. Topics will include the transformation of the Middle East, the global economic crisis and its impact on young people, recruiting and retaining teachers, the famine in the Horn of Africa, cost-effective campus sustainability programs and the youth movement for global health.
At a closing plenary session on March 31, Mr. Stewart will join President Clinton for a conversation addressing some of the most pressing domestic and international issues facing the next generation.
CGI U will conclude with a day of service on April 1, when volunteers will work alongside local veterans to give back to the D.C. community. The service project will be held in partnership with Rebuilding Together and the USO, and will include remarks by President Clinton and other special guests at the Kelly Miller Middle School, located in D.C.’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood.
View the full agenda for CGI U 2012.