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March 14, 2008

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Coverage of the inaugural meeting of CGI U, a project of the Clinton Global Initiative, will be Webcast over the weekend by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Kaisernetwork.org. The event, to be held on the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, will bring together students, university officials, and business and political leaders to discuss and explore solutions to challenges in four areas: global health, energy and climate change, human rights and peace, and poverty alleviation.

The following sessions will be webcast live (all times Eastern):

Saturday, March 15

10:00 a.m.: Opening Plenary: Working Together: Students and Universities Take the Lead on Global Challenges

11:30 a.m.: Four Concurrent Working Sessions

  • Energy & Climate Change: Climate Change: Seizing the Economic Opportunity
  • Global Health: Starvation Amidst Plenty, Obesity Amidst Poverty: Malnutrition’s Devastating Toll on Children
  • Human Rights & Peace: Building Peace on Campus and Beyond
  • Poverty Alleviation: Students Ending Poverty: Start from Where You Are

3:00 p.m.: Special Session: Rebuilding a Sustainable New Orleans

4:30 p.m.: Four Concurrent Working Sessions

  • Energy & Climate Change: Building the Groundswell for Change
  • Global Health: The Overlooked International Emergency: Mental Health in Post-Crisis Communities
  • Human Rights & Peace: Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Women through Empowerment
  • Poverty Alleviation: A More Employable Future: Educating Our Global Youth

6:30 p.m.: Closing Plenary, with remarks from President Clinton

For the complete guide to coverage, visit http://www.kaisernetwork.org/cgiU2008.

-- Mitch Nauffts

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