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Clinton Global Initiative University

A Half Century After ‘Mad Men' Era, Minorities Still Missing from Madison Avenue

Lincoln Stephens | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Lincoln Stephens

Unfortunately, as Mad Men has recently concluded, not many more actors of color appeared on the show in substantial roles.

Turning Ideas Into Action for the Mediterranean

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos

I can think of no better place to bring CGI's legacy of leadership and action to Europe than Athens. I believe attendees will be able to see the Mediterranean region the way that I see it: A region with a rich history, and - if enough people take action - an even richer future.

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Larry P. Thomas

Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.

Making the Voices of 10,000 Women Matter for Preventing Disease

Nalini Saligram | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

I am the mother of two beautiful young women, and what I want more than anything else is to help them, to the best of my ability, put their best foot forward in life.

FROM THE VAULT: Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone And Bill Clinton Talk Better Business, Online Publishing, And Social Media

Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact

During the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone sat down with former President Bill Clinton to discuss the ...

Breaking Boundaries: From UA to CGI U

Meicen Sun | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Meicen Sun

It was a little over a year after I won the 2012 Undergraduate Award when I got accepted to the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference. The acceptance came as a surprise. Used to reading books and writing papers, I'd long held the mistaken belief that the so-called start-up culture was an antithesis of academia.

Chelsea Clinton: There Are Platforms Beyond Politics To Make Change

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

The WorldPost: First of all, what is the concept behind the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University, which is meeting this week in Arizona? Chel...

Kimmel, Clintons Pose For Their Own Version Of Ellen's Selfie

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

Taking a quick break from the Clinton Global Initiative University conference Saturday evening, the Clintons snapped a selfie with late-night host Jim...

Clinton Conference Wraps Up

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The speeches are over; the interview with the late night TV host is done. All that remains before this year's Clinton Global Initiati...

What If Empowering Single Women Could Educate Entire Generations?

Matt Murrie | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Today, I'd like to share just how far Rai and his foundation have traveled in just under four months, all by taking a single question and turning it into a transformative action that will impact the lives of individuals and communities for years to come.

What If We Embraced Edupreneurship as a Transformative Force?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Usually when I speak or write about edupreneurship to others, I'm immediately corrected: you mean entrepreneurship. Then begins the long explanation of what I mean by edupreneurship.

SOCCKET Inventor Forges On With 'Fun' Way to Access Electricity

Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology

Jessica Matthews was born with the desire to create. As a child, she idolized Bill Nye the Science Guy, and says she "grew up wanting to be an invento...

WATCH: Colbert Really Can't Get Enough Of Clinton

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact

Not to be outdone by the brilliant young minds at the Clinton Global Initiative’s exchange fair, Stephen Colbert came armed with his own problem-sol...

Reimagining the Future for Foster Youth

Sixto Cancel | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Sixto Cancel

Young people are told that the sky is the limit, but not everyone has the same opportunities. Some youth have to overcome the trauma of neglect. Some have had physical, sexual and emotional abuse. There's a major contradiction for children in this society, and as a foster care alumnus, I know it all too well.

Memoirs of a Mentor: A Call for Black Men in College to Come Back to School

Oladoyin Oladeru | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Oladoyin Oladeru

I am walking proof that we can make a significant impact on the black youth in our communities. Through CGI U 2013, I am advancing the kind of mentorship that will ultimately save black men's lives.

Bill Clinton Tells Students What's Holding Them Back

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

In a call with student leaders and reporters on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said that student debt and illegal prescription drug use are am...

Getting to the STEM of Gender Inequality

Chelsea Clinton | Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact
Chelsea Clinton

Across gender lines, intelligence exists in equal supply. But in far too many places, opportunity does not. Lost potential especially abounds in the asymmetrical landscape of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Stephen Colbert To Interview Bill Clinton

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Stephen Colbert has scored his first interview with former President Bill Clinton and will be hosting the closing session of the 6th annual Clinton Gl...

The School Friends: An Unlikely Pair Build Educational Opportunity

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

As millions of American children return to school this fall, 70 million children in developing countries cannot. Modest school fees block them from education, job opportunity and earning potential.

Clinton's Final Four

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.04.2011 | College
Natalie Pace

Tonight will determine the NCAA champ, but the Champ of the Clinton Final Four has already been selected. This year for the first time, over 117,000 ...

Unreasonable Ambition: The Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting in Miami

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

At the Clinton Global Initiative University in Miami, the torches of inspiration, passion and action were set ablaze, igniting the social imagination of 1,300 change-makers hailing from 83 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Could Reduce Kerosene Use, According To Harvard Students

The New York Times | JIM WITKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four Harvard students are betting that the popularity of soccer around the globe can help reduce the use of kerosene. They came up with the idea for ...