The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is pleased to announce its new membership with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI is an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world‚Äôs most pressing challenges. Since its foundation, CGI has created an interactive global society, bringing together leaders from all around the world to discuss issues both internally and abroad. 150 world leaders, 20 Noble Prize laureates, and numerous CEOs have gathered in amiable collaboration each year and since improved the lives of over 400 million people with inventive solutions to global challenges.*
‚ÄúWe are excited and honored to become a member of the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative,‚Äù said Dr. Les McCabe, President of ISE. ‚ÄúCGI will better position us to provide valuable, global experiential learning opportunities for our students and execute our mission in new ways.‚Äù
As a member of CGI, ISE will be able to directly engage with world leaders who are currently making a global impact and have the intent, resources, and ability to solve the world‚Äôs biggest challenges.
In ISE‚Äôs CGI Commitment to Action, the Institute specifically aims to enhance its new Social EntrepreneurSHIP program launching on the Spring 2014 voyage. The program will offer a series of introductory and capstone courses that prepare students to start their own social venture. These courses will be combined with opportunities for hands-on learning in countries around the world, mentorship from leading experts, engagement with governmental and corporate leaders, and provide a supportive network for continued opportunities for growth and learning long after the voyage is complete. Joining CGI will provide new resources and opportunities for ISE to further develop the Social EntrepreneurSHIP program and ultimately transform Semester at Sea students into global citizens with a deep understanding of the world and its current issues.