While many students were relaxing on tropical beaches, a select group of GW students spent a weekend of their spring break discussing how to change the world, at a conference sponsored by Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative organization and aimed at university students.
The conference, held at Tulane University in New Orleans drew a collection of college students from around the world who were selected based on their submitted proposals for impacting global change. Last month The Hatchet reported on one of the students, Ryan Evans, who was selected to attend the conference. Seniors Matt Levy and Justin Zorn were also selected to represent GW at the conference.
The conference included seminars on global challenges and lectures by prominent figures such as New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin and the presidents of Brown and Tulane universities, among others.
Levy said that Clinton himself also gave several speeches and seminars, including one on the recovery efforts in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina.
“(The conference) really contributed to my understanding of how an individual can actually change things and the power of individuals,” Levy said.