Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clinton Global Initiative University

CGI U 2011 Nearing Capacity - Apply Soon Before Space Runs Out!!

CGI U 2011 will take place at the University of California in San Diego from April 1st-3rd. Because there are only a limited number of spaces available, interested students should apply as soon as possible! Apply here.

The final deadline is February 7, 2011, but we encourage you to apply as early as possible.  There is no cost to apply or attend.

The program will feature plenary sessions including “The Urban Planet: Solutions for a Crowded World” and “What’s the Big Idea: Powering Innovation on Campus and Beyond.”  The meeting will also convene a wide range of working sessions covering CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

The fourth annual CGI U meeting will bring together students and national youth organizations to create and implement Commitments to Action across five Focus Areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

CGI U 2011 will be arranged around plenary sessions, working sessions, and skill sessions, all of which allow members to interact with one another and formulate commitments and productive partnerships.

Whether discussing the education of marginalized populations or the worldwide struggle against infectious diseases, each session will be informed by student activists, celebrities, heads of leading NGOs, topic experts, and others who have created positive change in the global community. Participants will also be invited to participate in CGI U Exchange, an exhibition allowing meeting attendees to learn more about the commitments and organizations present at the CGI U 2011. On Sunday, CGI U members will take part in an innovative service project which will allow students to give back to the greater San Diego community

CGI U is proof that young people have the power to make a significant impact by confronting some of the world's most urgent challenges.

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