March 28, 2011

Two from SPH to attend Clinton Global Initiative U

Two affiliates of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are among the 1,000 young people selected to attend the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative University later this week at the University of California, San Diego.

Angela Acosta, a graduate student in the Department of International Health, and Jacqueline Sofia, a program associate with the Center for Global Health and a part-time student, will network with their peers and learn about issues such as poverty, climate change and human rights at the conference, which takes place Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3.

The conference is hosted by former President Bill Clinton and is open to graduate or undergraduate students who want to make a difference by developing innovative, world-changing projects. It’s free to attend, but students must apply, and in their applications they must create a Commitment to Action: a pledge to take specific action to make the world a better place. Acosta has committed to “Sustaining Participatory Behavior Change Programs,” and Sofia’s commitment is titled “Women Need Women.”

Acosta and Sofia will join activists, business leaders, government figures and celebrities who are devoted to creating positive social change.