Barack Obama to host two-day global summit in Chicago

Time & Us
Last Updated: September 14, 2017 at 12:21 am

Former US president Barack Obama has announced that his foundation will welcome civic leaders from around the world for a two-day global summit in Chicago.

The inaugural Obama Foundation Summit will bring “hundreds of leaders from across the world for a hands down exchange of ideas”, Obama said in a video posted on Twitter and his website.

“This leadership summit will be a place to gather and learn from one another, and then to go back to your communities and lead others towards hard work and change.

“We want to inspire and empower people to change the world,” he said.

Among the people who have been invited to the summit is Mumbai-based Trisha Shetty, the founder of SheSays, an NGO which aims at helping victims of sexual abuse, and promotes gender equality and further the rights of women.

Others invited include Sheldon Smith from Chicago, whose Dovetail Project gives young fathers such as himself the skills to be positive role models and responsible parents; and Emily May, the co-founder of New York-based The People’s Supper that aims build understanding and trust over meals.