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GSEI and Bank of America Hosted U2's Bono at Georgetown

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On November 12th, the Global Social Enterprise Initiative and its founding partner, Bank of America, hosted musician and activist Bono in Georgetown’s Gaston Hall.  The acclaimed U2 artist and co-founder of the ONE Campaign and Project RED addressed an audience of Georgetown students, GSEI partners and leaders from the business, nonprofit and government sectors.  He spoke candidly about the importance of social enterprise and the power of social movements to create change.

Also speaking during the evening was Ammu Menon, a GSEI student leader and MBA candidate, Georgetown University President DeGioia, Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, and Dean Thomas of the McDonough School of Business. Read more.

Watch a clip from Bono's Keynote

GSEI Student Leaders Conversation with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan

That same day, more than twenty Global Social Enterprise Initiative student leaders had the special opportunity to sit down with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on November 12th, to discuss the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts.  Read one student’s take on the roundtable discussion with Brian Moynihan.

GSEI Student Leaders Meets Bono

Thanks to their hard work on GSEI projects throughout the year, a group of MBA students and GSEI leaders had the opportunity to meet Bono after the event.

Internship Announced

At the event, Mr. Moynihan announced five new GSEI internships for Georgetown students to work with the ONE Campaign team in the summer 2013, supported by Bank of America. Application process will be opened in January 2013.

Many thanks to Bank of America for co-hosting the event and for creating internship opportunities for Georgetown students at both the ONE Campaign and at the U.S. Department of State’s Global Partnership Initiative.

Thanks as well to our media partner, The Atlantic.  The event marked the unofficial launch of their 2012 Washington Ideas Forum in DC that week.

Related Links

Event Photos

Bono Talks Obama, Activism and Poverty at Georgetown – RollingStone

Bono’s Georgetown Speech on Social Activism Uplifts and Inspires – ONE Campaign

Bono: The 21st Century Started in 2011 – The Washington Post

U2’s Bono and Bank of America’s CEO to Speak on Social Enterprise (Press Release)

Bank of America CEO Discusses Corporate Responsibility with Global Social Enterprise Student Leaders

U2’s Bono On the Importance of Social Enterprise – GSEI Internships at ONE Announced