Former United States President Barack Obama participated in his first public post-White House event today at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library will be hosted.
The 44th President of the United States has been keeping a low profile since he gave his farewell speech on January 10, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, arrived in Chicago on Sunday signaling his return to the public eye.
The former president was also joined on stage with a diverse panel as he addressed young community leader, organizers, and 300 students from around Chicago. Obama also served as a professor at the Law School of the University of Chicago and represented the area where the campus is located as an Illinois state senator.
The event billed as “Conversation On Civic Engagement” highlighted the importance of community engagement, the low voting rates among younger Americans, and the need to prepare the next generation for leadership.