With the inaugural Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference only weeks away, preparations are being made to transform Tulane University into a venue for 600 students to develop world-changing ideas. FiveCurrents and Executive Producer Scott Givens have been working with the Clinton Foundation since the inception of CGI in 2005, and are looking forward to producing a CGI event geared towards energetic university students.
MTV reporter John Norris recently sat down with President Bill Clinton to discuss, among other things, CGI U. When asked about the rational behind CGI U, President Clinton responded,
“Young people want to be relevant. Look at all of the young people involved in this campaign for president. And I think that an enormous percentage of young people are already out there working on problems around the world, like Darfur or global warming, or in their own communities, like helping to tutor poor kids. They’re already doing so many things. And it occurred to me that the colleges and universities of America would benefit from the same sort of synergy that we’ve seen at the Clinton Global Initiative, where we bring in people from all over the world and in just three years, we’ve raised probably $30 billion to help 180 million people in 100 countries,” MTV reported.
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