Deadline to Attend the Fifth Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting in Washington, D.C. is January 23rd!

Jon Stewart to join President Clinton for CGI U 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Application deadline is January 23, 2012 and students can apply online.

The fifth meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) will be convened March 30-April 1, 2012 in Washington,  D.C. at the George Washington (GW) University. Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). CGI U brings together approximately 1,000 students from all over the world, along with nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities
engaged in efforts to create positive change.

The CGI U meetings consist of working sessions, skill sessions, and large plenary sessions, where participants can learn about innovative approaches to solving global issues. Additionally, each CGI U meeting features a large-scale service project where CGI U attendees give back to the local community. The CGI U 2012 plenary sessions topics include:

The Power of Public Service, which will highlight the important work of groundbreaking public servants and discuss effective ways to build a broader culture of active civic engagement;

The Wisdom of Failure: Building a Culture of Creative Problem Solving, which will explore how to embrace failure as an opportunity for innovation and entrepreneurship; and  

Futurenomics: Creating Opportunity in an Unstable World, which will address how young people can move beyond  business-as-usual and create economic opportunity for generations to come. 

Speakers at this year’s CGI U meeting will include Chelsea Clinton; Jon Stewart, executive producer and host, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; Rye Barcott, founder, Carolina for Kibera; Sadiqa Basiri, co-founder, Oruj Learning Center; Robin Chase, chief executive officer, Buzzcar; Bekele Geleta, secretary general, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Dr.  Ashifi Gogo, founder and chief executive officer, Sproxil, Inc.; Cynthia Koenig, chief executive officer, Wello; and Kathryn Schulz, author, Being Wrong.

Each CGI U participant makes a Commitment to Action – a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on their campus, in their local community, or around the world. Commitments range from installing energy-efficient light bulbs to establishing campus bike share programs, from distributing life-saving water filtration kits to designing medical backpacks
for nomadic doctors inAfrica.

The CGI U application is available online.

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 23, 2012.