(From left to right) Joe Lanzilla and Alex Luta of SATCOHR, and Febin Bellamy (GU's CGI U Campus Coordinator), represent Georgetown at the conference.

(From left to right) Joe Lanzilla and Alex Luta of SATCOHR, and Febin Bellamy (GU’s CGI U Campus Coordinator), represent Georgetown at Clinton Global Initiative University 2016 in Berkeley, CA.

Clinton Global Initiative University invited SATCOHR to its annual conference in Berkeley, California from April 1st to 3rd. Joe and I were honored to attend, represent Georgetown, and present our work. CGI U brings together students from around the world to develop commitments to action that address global challenges in the areas of education, environment and climate change, poverty alleviation, peace and human rights, and public health. Students apply online, proposing a detailed plan for their commitments to action, and the Clinton Global Initiative invites a select number of students to its annual university conference. We were excited for this excellent opportunity to present our ideas, learn about the commitments of other students, listen to fascinating speakers, attend educational workshops and office hours, and network with students and organization representatives from around the world. We learned a great deal during the conference and acquired new perspectives on our commitment and the innovative commitments of other students that addressed a wide variety of global challenges. It was a remarkable and memorable experience, and we recommend that more Hoyas apply to future conferences! We are extremely grateful to the Provost’s Office and the Mortara Center at Georgetown University for providing the funding needed for us to attend CGI U.

 

The SATCOHR poster that Alex and Joe presented at the conference.

The SATCOHR poster that Alex and Joe presented at the conference.