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A&S Students Invited to Clinton Global Conference

Feb 06, 2015 |

Thirteen students from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences have been invited to join student leaders from around the world at next month’s Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in Coral Gables, Fla.

The eighth annual conference, hosted by former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton, will bring together more than 1,000 student students to discuss “Commitments to Action” they made to address global challenges across five focus areas: education; environment and climate change; peace and human rights; poverty alleviation; and public health.

Bill, HIllary and Chelsea Clinton at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting at Arizona State University
Clinton Global Initiative

More than $900,000 in funding opportunities will be available to select students at the conference to help them put their ideas into action. The Clinton Global Initiative University meeting will take place at the University of Miami, March 6-8.

The College students invited to the CGI U meeting are:

  • Kevin Cao
  • Usnish Majumdar
  • Chris Cai
  • Nivedha Kannapadi
  • Samantha Clark
  • Akwasi Asante
  • Kelvin Wiredu
  • Kezia Gibbs
  • Augustina Mensa-Kwao
  • Sarah Higgins
  • Jennifer Moss
  • Xavier Roberts
  • Emily Schutzenhofer

Students invited to this year’s meeting will participate in plenary sessions and other special events allowing them to network with peers from other universities, topic experts and university representatives. On the last day of the meeting, attendees will participate in a “Day of Action” in the local community.

Clinton Global Initiative University is an offshoot of the Clinton Global Initiative that brings together world leaders to address global challenges.