International Updates

Obama Foundation Opens Convening of Rising African Leaders in Johannesburg

July 11, 2019 3:30 AM

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — The Obama Foundation has launched its second Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program, bringing together nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45… More

Obama Foundation Announces New Class of Scholars in Chicago and New York

June 18, 2019 10:00 AM

NEW YORK AND CHICAGO—Today, the Obama Foundation announced its second cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars, 32 rising leaders from around the world who will study… More

Obama Foundation To Hold Second Major Convening of Rising Leaders in Africa

June 12, 2019 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation announced today its second Leaders: Africa program, which will convene nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45 countries across the continent… More

President Obama Meets in Ottawa with International Young Leaders Participating in the Open Government Partnership Global Summit

May 31, 2019 6:27 PM

OTTAWA, CANADA — Today in Ottawa, President Obama met with nine emerging leaders from around the world to learn about how they are approaching important… More

President Obama Talks Accountability, Leadership, and Change with Global Leaders in Ottawa

May 31, 2019 5:31 PM

It’s been a busy week for us at the Foundation! On Tuesday, we hosted a roundtable conversation in Bogotá with President Obama… More

President Obama Hosts Roundtable With Young Leaders In Colombia

May 30, 2019 11:47 AM

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA—Yesterday, the Obama Foundation hosted a roundtable with President Obama and 11 emerging leaders from across Colombia. Building on the Foundation’s nonpartisan mission to… More

Meet the 11 Emerging Leaders who Joined President Obama for a Conversation in Bogotá

May 30, 2019 11:45 AM

“Thanks to the strength and spirit of the Colombian people, today’s Colombia is moving toward a future of optimism and hope.” —President Obama, 2016 From… More

Celebrating Mandela 100

April 26, 2019 3:15 PM

This past weekend, President Obama joined Graça Machel for a conversation on Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the future of Africa as a part of the… More

President Obama To Engage Young European Leaders at Town Hall in Berlin

March 19, 2019 9:00 AM

CHICAGO—Today, the Obama Foundation announced that President Barack Obama will speak at a town hall with emerging leaders from across Europe in Berlin, Germany, on… More

When Worlds Collide: Obama Foundation Scholar and African Leader Team Up to Help African Women

January 25, 2019 9:55 AM

We have a theory at the Obama Foundation: that if you connect young leaders together—even if they work in different countries, toward different ends—they can… More

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