International Updates

The Obama Foundation Welcomes 2021-2022 Class of Scholars at Columbia University and University of Chicago

September 7, 2021 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation is proud to announce its fourth cohort of Obama Scholars, two groups of 12 emerging leaders… More

University of Chicago Partners with the Obama Foundation to Launch Obama Foundation Scholars Program

June 16, 2021 1:00 PM

CHICAGO — The University of Chicago and the Obama Foundation on June 16 announced plans for a newly designed University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars… More

Seeing the Signs: How Obama Leader Bhavagaya Bakshi is transforming cancer detection

February 4, 2021 11:55 AM

On World Cancer Day, get to know one of our Obama Leaders who is working tirelessly to save lives by detecting cancer in its earliest… More

A Ripple of Hope: Asia Pacific Leaders Skye Riggs and Tim Middlemiss create new organization

February 1, 2021 6:41 PM

In December 2019, 200 leaders from 33 nations and territories across the region traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to begin their journey in the first-ever… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for a New Class of Scholars in New York

December 18, 2020 9:00 AM

Today, the Obama Foundation launched applications for its next class of Scholars at Columbia University for the 2021-22 academic year. For… More

Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program concludes with acts of service across the continent

December 2, 2020 9:00 AM

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others… More

Nigerian Obama Foundation Leaders band together to protest police brutality and corruption

November 19, 2020 2:45 PM

When we designed our first international leadership program, Leaders: Africa, in 2018, our hope was to unite leaders across countries in… More

Obama Foundation Announces Inaugural Cohort of 35 Emerging Leaders in Europe for All-Virtual Leadership Program

September 2, 2020 10:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the 35 emerging leaders who will participate in its inaugural, fully virtual Leaders:… More

Obama Foundation Announces New Cohort of Columbia University Scholars

August 26, 2020 9:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced its third cohort of Obama Scholars, 11 rising leaders from around the world… More

Young Leaders Continue Peacebuilding 75 Years After the Atomic Bombings

August 5, 2020 6:15 PM

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, President Obama released a message honoring the victims… More