CGI U 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis

Final CGI U application workshop Jan. 17

Clinton Global Initiative Applicant Workshop Photo

The final application workshop for students interested in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is slated for 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Danforth University Center, Room 234.

The workshop will focus on application criteria and developing the required Commitment to Action. A Commitment to Action is a concrete plan that addresses a pressing challenge in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: education; environment and climate change; peace and human rights; poverty alleviation; or public health.

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President Clinton launched CGI U in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. The annual CGI U meeting brings together students, youth organizations, topic experts and celebrities to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.

Up to 200 WUSTL undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be selected to participate in CGI U, which will be held April 5-7 on campus. Other volunteer opportunities are available.

The final application deadline is Jan. 30. For thorough review, WUSTL students are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online prior to the final deadline.

Students may apply as individuals or in groups up to four. Selected participants will be able to further develop their commitments over the course of the CGI U meeting, with support and insight from international experts.

Visit to learn more about the program in general. For more information about the workshops, contact Robin Hattori, assistant director of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, at (314) 935-8628 or, or Jill Carnaghi, associate vice chancellor for students and dean of campus life, at