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Clinton family closes CGIU with ‘unfinished business’ on gender equality
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Clinton family closes CGIU with ‘unfinished business’ on gender equality

Saturday’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) events concluded with a plenary session hosted by Chelsea, Hillary and Bill Clinton. The closing conversation centered around gender equality and activism as a means to improve the social and political situation around the world. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton took the stage to share a preview of the No Ceilings Project…

CGIU’s urban poverty session tackles community solutions
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CGIU’s urban poverty session tackles community solutions

One of the easiest mistakes to make when working with urban poverty is trying to solve for urban slums themselves, according to Dr. Melanie Walker. “Slums are a solution people have made,” said Walker, who is now serving as the senior adviser to the president of the World Bank. “Slums aren’t bad or good; they are…

At CGIU, women urged to play role in sustainable peace negotiations
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At CGIU, women urged to play role in sustainable peace negotiations

Juniors Daniela Lorenzo and Mariana Gaviria don’t include “burning bras” in their agenda for making a change, but instead look to open conversation on de-stigmatizing the “F” word: feminism. Their project, also called The “F” Word, was created in late September after they watched Emma Watson’s speech to the United Nations about the He for…

CGIU Speak Ups: What did you take away from CGIU?
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CGIU Speak Ups: What did you take away from CGIU?

Q: What did you take away from CGIU? How will this affect the implementation of your Commitment to Action? Rogers: “I guess hearing from other participants, learning from their perspectives, and hearing their thoughts as well bolstered what the panelists’ presentations have said. The biggest impact CGIU will have on our work is understanding this work…

CGIU discussion focuses on financial education
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CGIU discussion focuses on financial education

The Clinton Global Initiative University’s “Financial Education: Youth as Economic Citizens” event presented meaningful ways to address financial literacy and illiteracy. “If we were talking about sex education, it wouldn’t just be about the positions,” said Susan Davis, president and CEO of BRAC USA, and the discussion’s moderator. “We’d also deal with the emotional side….

CGIU panelists talk engagement in Middle East peace
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CGIU panelists talk engagement in Middle East peace

In a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) working session on “Engaging Youth as Peacebuilders in the Middle East and North Africa,” panelists suggested that peace building is not a matter of engagement alone. It’s a matter of how to engage people meaningfully, and on a mass scale. People are already engaged, panelist Amjad Atallah, Al Jazeera Media Network’s regional director…

Chelsea Clinton, student media discuss on-campus projects
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Chelsea Clinton, student media discuss on-campus projects

More than 6,500 students have made 4,800 commitments through the Clinton Global Initiative University, and at the University of Miami the 2015 CGIU has cultivated 95 commitments to action. Chelsea Clinton met with members of student media for a roundtable discussion highlighting two UM students’ projects Saturday morning at the BankUnited Center. “There are some people who very much kind…

CGIU conference showcases power of big data
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CGIU conference showcases power of big data

The Clinton Global Initiative University’s “The Power of Big Data” event addressed data, data and more data. Held in the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center, the event showcased how big data is making a big impact. Opening the event, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton introduced students from around the country who have launched initiatives. “Young people…

Clinton, notable speakers welcome students at plenary session
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Clinton, notable speakers welcome students at plenary session

The 2015 meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) opened officially on Friday evening. Over 1,100 student “commitment-makers” were welcomed to the University of Miami by Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, and UM President Donna E. Shalala. The event featured a panel of notable speakers moderated by the 42nd President of the United…

Codeathon participants create significant platforms for CGIU commitments
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Codeathon participants create significant platforms for CGIU commitments

Before most University of Miami students even started spring break, the 2015 meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) quietly kicked off with the Clinton Foundation Codeathon, in the Iron Arrow room of the Student Activities Center. The codeathon spanned the course of two days, culminating in a final presentation in front of a judge panel composed of…

Watch the CGIU live stream
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Watch the CGIU live stream

The opening session of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) 2015 featured remarks by Chelsea Clinton and UM President Donna E. Shalala at 6:30 p.m. Friday. President Bill Clinton then moderated a panel of three participants who spoke on accelerating opportunities for all. On Saturday at 9 a.m., Chelsea Clinton will moderate a session on “The Power…

Clinton initiative to support innovative proposals
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Clinton initiative to support innovative proposals

The eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) meeting will be hosted at UM from March 6-8, bringing together more than 1,000 college students from around the world. UM will become the first school to host CGIU twice, having previously hosted it in 2010. Students will create and present projects to tackle issues within CGIU’s…

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