Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The Millennium Campus Conference was held at MIT on April 18-20, 2008. The event brought together over 1700 students over three days to discuss topics on international development and action-plans among students to be actively engaged in the process. Confirmed speakers included Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Paul Farmer, Nathan Rothstein and Kendrick Pullen of the NOLA YURP Initiative, Grammy-winner John Legend, Ira Magaziner of Clinton Global Initiative, and John Wood among many others! The three day event provided attendees with opportunities not only to see and listen to world-renowned lecturers and professionals, but will also allowed them to engage in debate, take part in activities and workshops, and make connections to address the root causes of national and global poverty.
The Millennium Campus Network is an organization of university student groups committed to supporting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate extreme poverty. The MCN brings together student organizations at leading universities to make the anti-poverty movement - in the spirit of the MDGs - a fully cross-disciplinary, collaborative and integrated effort.