Clinton Global Initiative University
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. The sixth annual CGI U meeting will bring together students and youth organizations to develop Commitments to Action across five focus areas:
- Environment & Climate Change
- Peace & Human Rights
- Poverty Alleviation
- Public Health.
The past CGIU was held in St. Louis at Washington University April 5-7, 2013. The University of Houston was able to send 13 outstanding students to represent the university with their commitments to actions. This year was a special year for our attendees, because not only did we provide travel and lodging for each student, we also have provided the opportunity for each commitment to apply for seed funding for their commitment.