The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) annual meeting will be held at Vanderbilt University on March 3-5, 2023.
— Clinton Global Initiative University (@CGIU) September 20, 2022
Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation vice chairwoman and former first daughter, made the announcement Tuesday during the Clinton Global Initiative 2022 meeting in New York City.
“We are so excited to bring student leaders from around the world to Vanderbilt next year, and to support their efforts to improve lives and experiences on their college campuses, in their communities, and across the globe,” Clinton said. “Vanderbilt is a campus dedicated to both social innovation and fearless inquiry, and we are delighted to announce that they will be our host campus partner for CGI U 2023.”
The Clinton Foundation’s CGI University is a “network of higher education institutions and professionals who support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs,” according to the Clinton Foundation’s website.
The CGI U annual meeting is an “opportunity for students from around the world to collaborate with influential leaders, experts and innovators on solving humanity’s most pressing problems,” according to a press release from Vanderbilt University.
The press release additionally notes that more than 11,000 students have participated in the CGI U program, representing more than 1,000 schools, 163 countries, and all 50 states since 2007.
“Vanderbilt is honored to be the host campus for the 2023 Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting,” Daniel Diermeier, chancellor of Vanderbilt University, said in a statement. “Our university and the Clinton Foundation share the beliefs that collaboration brings out the best in humanity and that diverse perspectives and open dialogue are needed to drive innovation and discovery. In assembling experts and students from around the world and across a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, this meeting will offer a tremendous opportunity to scale local solutions on a global level.”
While the CGI U program is free for members, those interested in joining must be “enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an institution of higher education when they submit their CGI U application,” and “submit a detailed plan for their Commitment to Action, a social impact project that addresses a specific problem that they have identified in their application,” the press release notes.
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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
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