Tag: The Clinton Global Initiative

The Coming Week

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | September 17, 2010 9:47 am

..is shaping up to be quite busy, fascinating, and a lot of fun.

On Monday I’ll fly to New York to attend the Clinton Global Initiative. Last night Bill Clinton visited The Daily Show to talk about politics, American skepticism, and suggest the least expensive and fastest way to improve the economy and decrease unemployment:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive – Bill Clinton Extended Interview Pt. 1
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

Next I’m headed to DC to moderate Thursday’s L’Oreal/Discover Capitol Hill panel on women in science. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

Congressional briefing explores the issues and opportunities

“The contributions of female scientists are critical to U.S. advancements in science and economic growth,” said Frédéric Rozé, President and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal USA. “By convening this congressional briefing, L’Oréal USA hopes to renew national dialogue about breaking barriers and forging new paths for women in science.”

Panelists include:

  • Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
  • Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Pr. Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
  • Pr. Sara Seager, Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sheril Kirshenbaum, Author of Unscientific America and Science Blogger for Discovermagazine.com (Moderator)

With travel, posting may be light at times, but I’ll be sharing details from both events here at The Intersection and via twitter (hashtag #CGI2010).

The Clinton Global Initiative

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | September 15, 2010 10:45 am

Next week, I’ll be attending The Clinton Global Initiative in New York City where heads of state, corporate leaders, philanthropist and social entrepreneurs will convene to discuss innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

The four action areas this year are:

  • Empowering Girls and Women
  • Strengthening Market-Based Solutions
  • Enhancing Access to Modern Technology
  • Harnessing Human Potential

I will be blogging and tweeting (#cgi2010) from the conference. You can also follow CGI at:

1. CGI YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/cgivideos

2. YouTube Interview with President Clinton: YouTube’s CitizenTube project: http://www.youtube.com/citizentube

3. CGI Webcast: Webcast channels and schedule at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org. Includes all “stage” sessions during the Annual Meeting.

4. Twitter: The official hash-tag for this year’s meeting is #cgi2010

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