Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bill Clinton to Visit Morocco

According to a number of news sources, former 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, will be in Casablanca on February 24.  Bill Clinton will host a conference on "the challenges of emerging markets in the global economy".

The meeting is to be held under the auspices of the International University of Casablanca. The private university is a member of the Laureate Universities International, which has been strategic in granting the former Democrat president the title of Chancellor of Honour.

Laureate International Universities is a global network of over 50 accredited institutions of higher education, both through actual and virtual campuses offering graduate programs that serve nearly 600,000 students worldwide. The Laureate International Universities students are part of an international community that includes 21 countries and more than 100 campuses throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and North Africa . Laureate International Universities offer more than 130 graduate programs, as well as doctoral and masters-oriented career options.

The announcement about the Clinton visit was made ​​by the International University of Casablanca. A spokesperson noted that former President Clinton will advise students regarding social responsibility, promotion of youth leadership, and increasing access to higher education.

“I have had the opportunity to visit several Laureate universities and to speak to students, faculty, and the communities that they serve,” said President Clinton. “These private universities exemplify the same principles of innovation and social responsibility in education that we worked to advance during my Presidency and now through my Foundation, and I am pleased to support their mission to expand access to higher education, particularly in the developing world.”

This visit is seen as is an opportunity for Clinton to renew his relationship with Morocco, a country he is particularly fond of, as is his wife, Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State during the first term of Barack Obama.

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