CGI Annual Meeting Starts With a Surprise

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, a FiveCurrents production, began on Wednesday morning with a star-studded panel that included Lance Armstrong, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, Bono, Al Gore, E. Neville Isdell, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. President Clinton led a discussion on the major challenges that CGI is focusing on this year: education, energy & climate change, global health and poverty alleviation. The panelists explored the transformative capacity of business, government, and NGOs to collaboratively develop and implement sustainable solutions.

President Clinton then welcomed a surprise guest, former President George H. W. Bush. President Bush and President Clinton announced their new campaign to help victims of Hurricane Ike.

Stay tuned for more information on this year’s Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.