Northwestern University

Thu 2:15 PM

INFO SESSION: Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Innovation Summit

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  

Where: Chambers Hall, Lower level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Student - Graduate Students

Cost: Free to attend. Registration required.

Contact: Mike McMahon   847.467.1361

Group: ISEN

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

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Northwestern University joined the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2014 with organizational representation from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN). Founded by President Bill Clinton in 2007, CGI U networks the innovation talents of students from more than 300 universities across the globe to foster student-led actions that address sustainability issues impacting their communities—and the world. ISEN provides CGI U application aid to students.

Students will form teams and submit project proposals in one of five key focus areas: education, the environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Students whose proposals are selected by CGI U will be invited to participate in a three-day global leadership conference hosted by Bill and Chelsea Clinton on October 19-21 at the University of Chicago. It is free to apply and free to attend. Selected participants will have a chance to attend skill building workshops and connect with some the world's leading innovators and social entrepreneurs. Past speakers at the event ranged from global policy makers, social enterprise leaders scholars and commentators such as Madeleine Albright, Jack Dorsey, Jimmy Wales, Muhammad Yunus, Hawa Abdi Diblawe and Northwestern University graduate, Stephen Colbert.

The application deadline for early decision and travel assistance is March 16, 2018. The final application deadline is April 23, 2018.



What: Please join ISEN for an info session in to learn about the program, connect with ISEN who provides application assistance, and hear from past participants. Lunch provided for mid-day sessions!

Who: For Northwestern graduate and undergraduate students. You DO NOT need to have your OWN proposal idea to attend this info session!
Where: Chambers Hall, Lower Level, 600 Foster Street (Foster & Sheridan) Evanston, IL 60208
When: Thursday March 8 (12:30 PM), Thursday April 5 (2:15 PM), Friday April 6 (12:00 PM)

Questions? Check out CGI U frequently asked questions at or contact Mike McMahon (ISEN) at

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