People in Cayman will have the opportunity to hear former US president Bill Clinton speak at a public lecture in George Town next month.
On the evening of 28 March, President Clinton will deliver an address at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, on Embracing Our Common Humanity, a topic that encapsulates his international activism.
After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission of strengthening the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.
The foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (now the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a separate nonprofit organisation), which is helping to give two million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs.
Other initiatives are applying a business-oriented approach worldwide to fight climate change and develop sustainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America.
The foundation’s work comes in addition to his personal international activism. Building on his long-standing commitment to Haiti, President Clinton was named UN Special Envoy for Haiti in 2009, and the Clinton Foundation dedicated resources to help with immediate and long-term relief and assistance following last year’s earthquake.
As a public speaker, President Clinton describes the challenge of globalisation, emphasises our growing interdependence and points the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values.