Behind the Scenes at Clinton GlobaI Initiative University at Northeastern University
President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton were in Boston this weekend for the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting.
This weekend, 1,200 college and university students from around the world came together for the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, hosted by the Clinton Foundation and Northeastern University. This is CGI U’s 10th annual meeting. CGI U was launched by President Clinton, based on his belief that no one is too young to make a difference. This year, CGI U students made more than 750 Commitments to Action to help make the world a better place, including empowering girls and women in the United States and around the world and increasing access to STEM education, among many others. Speakers included Mayer Marty Walsh, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Secretery Madeleine Albright, and Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Donnel Baird, John Cleveland, Carl Spector, Gwen Ruta, and Chelsea Clinton listen to “Code for Impact” students present their apps designed to combat Climate Change.
Chelsea speaks with Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States, and Michael Botticelli, Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine.
Chelsea Clinton hangs out backstage with speakers Ibtihaj Muhammad (Olympic Medalist, Activist and Entrepreneur), and Thomas Cade Edwards (a high school student from Houston, Texas who helped in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts against all odds).
President Clinton and Mayor Marty Walsh listen to Chelsea Clinton’s remarks.
President Clinton chats backstage with Rep. Joe Kennedy III, before the closing plenary on Saturday, October 14.
Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University, presents President Clinton with a framed photo.
President Clinton shakes hands and takes selfies with CGI U students after the closing plenary.
CGI Students listen to Chelsea Clinton’s remarks before the Day of Action.