Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series with Chelsea Clinton

Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series with Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

9.18.2015

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works to drive the vision and programmatic work of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Over the past 14 years, The Clinton Foundation has convened businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. As only a few examples, because of the Clinton Foundation’s work, more than 29,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 85,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; over 350,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises in Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Asia; 75 million people are benefiting from disease prevention efforts and investments in the U.S.; and through the affiliated Clinton Health Access Initiative, 9.9 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications. 

As Vice Chair of the Foundation, Chelsea is a tireless advocate for the work of the Foundation. She works alongside Foundation leadership toward a shared goal of making the Clinton Foundation one of the most effective and efficient global NGOs in the world. She works in-depth across a number of the Foundation’s programmatic areas including: No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project working to advance the full participation of women and girls; the Clinton Global Initiative University, a program focused on empowering the next generation of change-makers; the Clinton Foundation’s Day of Action program which she founded; the Foundation’s various health programs and the conservation of Africa’s Elephants through the Clinton Global Initiative.

Chelsea currently teaches at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital. Chelsea also serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation’s affiliated Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College.  She is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at NYU. Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, an MPH from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health and both an MPhil and a Doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University. Chelsea is the author of It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going,a book for young readers ages 10-14 which explores some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, particularly impacting kids and shares inspiring stories of young people who are already making a difference in their own communities and around the globe.

She lives with her husband Marc and their daughter Charlotte in New York City.

In “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!,” Chelsea Clinton tackles the biggest challenges facing us today. She combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small, this book inspires readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place. One of Clinton’s favorite childhood books was “50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth;” as an elementary school student in Little Rock, AR, she helped start a paper-recycling program at her school; as a teenager in Washington, D.C., she led her school’s service club; and as a student at Stanford University, she volunteered as a reading and writing tutor and at the Children’s Hospital. Today, she is Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation where she helps lead the work of the Foundation across its various initiatives, with a particular focus on work related to health, girls and women, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Chelsea holds a BA from Stanford University, an MPH from Columbia University, and an MPhil and doctorate degree in international relations from Oxford University.   

The lecture featuring Chelsea Clinton was the 1,000th public program for the Clinton School of Public Service. On September 18, 2004, the Clinton School welcomed their first public program speaker, Senator Bob Dole.