International Updates

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

On President Obama’s Birthday, See How He’s Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

August 4, 2020 8:00 AM

On President Obama’s 59th birthday, see how he has spent his time following his presidency inspiring the next generation of leaders. From Chicago to Amsterdam,… More

Australian Bushfires: How You Can Help

January 9, 2020 10:58 AM

Do your part to support those affected by the Australian bushfires today. Since last fall, devastating bushfires have ravaged New South Wales and other… More

Julia Roberts to Join Michelle Obama in Conversation at Leaders: Asia-Pacific Convening

December 2, 2019 1:30 PM

CHICAGO, IL — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that actress Julia Roberts will join Michelle Obama in a plenary conversation at the Obama Foundation’s inaugural… More

Obama Foundation Announces Inaugural Cohort of 200 Emerging Leaders in Asia Pacific

November 20, 2019 10:59 PM

President Obama and Mrs. Obama to Join Leaders: Asia-Pacific Program Gathering in Kuala Lumpur; Plenary Speakers Include Tim Brown, Pat Dwyer, Tan Sri Dr. Tony… More

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

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