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Student Project Highlighted by President Bill Clinton

An SPS student project has been highlighted by President Clinton in his closing address at the Clinton Global Initiative University.

PIR students from our MSc in Global Environment, Politics and Society programme took part in an international meeting with President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in April. They  joined over 1000 students from around the world at the University of California, Berkeley as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), which brings together university students to address global challenges with practical, innovative solutions.

Our students were chosen by CGI U on the basis of projects they designed to address environment and development challenges. One project (SolarBerry), involving two PIR students and SPS PhD student James Turing, was mentioned specifically by President Clinton in his closing address. You can view the webcast here.

Professor Elizabeth BombergThe students were joined by CGI Academic Mentor and Politics Professor Elizabeth Bomberg (Programme Director, GEPS and Deputy Director of Global Environment and Society Academy).

The event was incredibly inspiring, featuring an impressive line-up of activists, entrepreneurs and sustainability innovators.  CGI U provided a chance for students to network, learn from others, make connections and get inspired.  They accomplished all of the above!

To find out more about the conference, the student projects, and their experience at CGI U, check out the dedicated blog here: Pachamama Edinburgh


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