President Obama joined hundreds of emerging European leaders for a town hall conversation to discuss the future of Europe and the importance of leadership in creating lasting change across the region.
Highlights from the Town Hall
Nima Tisdall teamed up with business partner Christine Hebert to co-found Blue Lobster, a tech startup that allows local fishermen to sell directly to consumers and businesses in Denmark. See how their app is making it easier and more affordable to buy sustainably caught seafood +
Philipp von der Wippel realized early that powerful things could happen if young people were involved in finding solutions to pressing issues. See how he’s empowering leaders to transform their ideas into action +
Obama Fellow Alex Smith forged an unexpected but powerful friendship with an 84-year-old man in his neighborhood and took it upon himself to fight the sobering epidemic of loneliness in the UK and beyond. Learn more about how his organization, The Cares Family, breathes new life into intergenerational relationships +
Sandor Lederer founded K-Monitor as a modern take on the classic anti-corruption technique of naming and shaming, using comprehensive databases and innovative tools to track and publicize government corruption in his native Hungary. We sat down for a conversation with Sandor and Moussa Kondo, another Obama Fellow who combats corruption in Mali. Sandor will join us at the town hall. Read the full story +
“There’s a new generation of young people… driven by your idealism and your imagination, and you’re working together to start new ventures, and to hold governments more accountable, and advance human dignity.”
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President Obama’s Travel to Europe
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in the Spring of 2017, President Obama and Chancellor Merkel joined four young leaders for a conversation about civic engagement at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Read more about the event +
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