Northeastern Hosts Clinton Global Initiative University

Northeastern University, a NEC member, hosted the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) the weekend of October 13-15 2017.

Over 1,000 students from across the country were selected to present their “commitments to action” to address challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health around the world. In 10 years, CGI U has included more than 8,700 students from 940 colleges and universities and this year, is providing $750,000 in grants to student participants.  Former President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, were joined by an impressive group of panelists during the three-day event at Northeastern. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined the Clintons and the CGI U participants on Sunday to volunteer around Boston in “A Day of Action.”

“The commitment you’re making and the problems you’re tackling cannot be solved in silos,” Northeastern President Joseph Aoun said at the opening event. “They cannot be addressed by individuals acting alone. We live in a global community that is connected by the free flow of ideas and by people working together. That interconnection unites us.”

The New England Council congratulates Northeastern for hosting this prestigious event that attracted young people from around the country.  Read more in News@Northeastern, and CBS Boston.

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