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About CGI U

About CGI U
Building upon the success of the Clinton Global Initiative, President Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007. This organization seeks to connect and engage the next generation of global leaders throughout college campuses worldwide. Every year CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities gather to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global issues.

Contact Us

The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College is here to support you through the CGI U application process.
E-mail: civic@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7453
Visit: 1442 Annandale Road, north of the library and across from the Village dormitories, next to the Hannah Arendt Center

CGI U 2014 will take place at Arizona State University
from March 21 to 23, 2014.

CGI U attendees strive to make a difference in five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. In order to attend, CGI U requires students to develop and submit their own Commitments to Action. As define by CGI U, Commitments to Action are “new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world.”

CGI U at Bard College

Continuing a longstanding commitment to initiatives at home and abroad, this year Bard College has joined the CGI U University Network, and has allocated seed funding to encourage Bard students to develop their own Commitments to Action. Bard hopes that, through this program, Bard students can further pursue global projects that make a difference. By attending the CGI U meeting, Bard students have an opportunity to network with experts in their fields of interest, and other fellow students seeking to engage in similar projects.