In less than two weeks, the Clinton Global Initiative's 10th Annual Meeting will convene leaders from around the world to turn ideas into action on global challenges. The meeting will open on Sunday, September 21st with the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, which honor outstanding individuals in civil society, philanthropy, public service, and the private sector who exemplify global citizenship through their vision, leadership, and impact in addressing global challenges.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s awards will be hosted by Seth Meyers, of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and will feature musical performances by Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant, Jason Mraz with special guests Raining Jane, and The Roots and appearances by Madeleine Albright, Eva Longoria, and Randy Jackson, who serves as music director for the event.
As Chelsea Clinton told The Hollywood Reporter: "My family is grateful that some of the most talented, caring and engaged artists in entertainment will help us shine a light on this year’s Clinton Global Citizen Award honorees and their extraordinary commitments and work to strengthen communities around the world."
The evening's honorees include:
- Atifete Jahjaga, President of the Republic of Kosovo
- Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez, Co-founders, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
- Leonardo DiCaprio, Founder, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
- Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm Incorporated
- Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO, i2 Institute