Clinton Global Initiative University coming to Northeastern

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton embrace, at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton.

Bill and Chelsea Clinton will visit Northeastern University next weekend for the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University, the Clinton Foundation announced Thursday.

The former president and his daughter will join more than 1,000 university students and experts Oct. 13-15 to address such issues as hurricane and disaster response, the opioid epidemic, relief for refugees and displaced populations, and violence against women.

More than a dozen panel discussions are scheduled for the three day event, where participants will be required to “take concrete actions to solve global challenges,” the foundation said in a statement.


On Friday, President Clinton will join musician and race relations expert Daryl Davis and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American muslim woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab, for a panel discussion called “What Unites Us: Building Community in a Divided World.”

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Saturday’s presentations include former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and British Labour Party member David Miliband discussing “On the Move: Creating Opportunity for Migrants and Refugees.”

On Sunday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join the Clintons for the CGIU Day of Action, during which students will volunteer across Boston. For more information, visit

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