Northeastern University to Host Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

Northeastern University, a New England Council member, recently announced it will host the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) this fall.

The conference, which will take place over three days in October, will host over 1,000 students from over 75 different countries to develop solutions to pressing global challenges in one of five areas: poverty alleviation, public health, education, environment and climate change, and peace and human rights. The goal of the conference is to have students collaborate to propose concrete plans that can be implemented and expanded upon with funding from third-party organizations.

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun described the campus as “a global community of innovators and change-makers” that make Northeastern “the ideal institution to welcome representatives from around the world committed to social entrepreneurship and improving the human condition.”

The New England Council thanks Northeastern for hosting this conference and working to provide solutions to serious problems in the world today. Read more in Northeastern News and The Boston Globe.

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