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Clinton Global Initiative University application workshops begin Nov. 1 ​

Early decision application deadline for CGI U is Nov. 30​

A series of application workshops will be held for students interested in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to be held at Washington University in St. Louis April 5-7, 2013.

 
The workshops will focus on application criteria and developing the required Commitment to Action. A Commitment to Action is a concrete plan that addresses a pressing challenge in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: education; environment and climate change; peace and human rights; poverty alleviation; or public health. 

Students may apply as individuals or in groups up to four. Selected participants will be able to further develop their commitments over the course of the CGI U meeting with support and insight from international experts.

President Clinton launched CGI U in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. The annual CGI U meeting brings together students, youth organizations, topic experts and celebrities to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. 

The early decision application deadline for CGI U is Friday, Nov. 30, and a final deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The first workshop will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Brown Hall, Room 118. 

Remaining workshops:

  • Thursday, Nov. 8, at noon-1 p.m. in Danforth University Center, Room 233
  • Monday, Nov. 12, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center at the Medical Campus
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8-9 p.m. in College Hall, South 40
RSVP in advance to workshops at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClintonRSVP


Up to 200 WUSTL undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be able to participate in CGI U and there will be additional volunteer opportunities during the meeting.

Visit www.cgiu.org to learn more about the program. For more information about the workshops, contact Robin Hattori, assistant director of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, at 314-935-8628 or rhattori@wustl.edu.

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