Over Barack Obama
Barack Obama was de 44ste president van de Verenigde Staten, die in november 2008 werd gekozen en zijn ambt twee termijnen lang bekleedde. Hij is de auteur van twee New York Times-bestsellers: Dromen van mijn vader en De herovering van de Amerikaanse droom. In 2009 ontving hij de Nobelprijs voor de Vrede. Hij woont in Washington D.C., samen met zijn vrouw Michelle. Ze hebben twee dochters, Malia en Sasha. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States, winning more votes than any candidate in history. He took office at a moment of crisis unlike any America had seen in decades – a nation at war, a planet in peril, the American Dream itself threatened by the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. And yet, despite all manner of political obstruction, Obama’s leadership helped rescue the economy, revitalize the American auto industry, reform the health care system to cover another twenty million Americans, and put the country on a firm course to a clean energy future – all while overseeing the longest stretch of job creation in American history. In times of great challenge and change, President Obama’s leadership ushered in a stronger economy, a more equal society, a nation more secure at home and more respected around the world. The Obama years were ones in which more people not only began to see themselves in the changing face of America, but to see America the way he always has – as the only place on Earth where so many of our stories could even be possible. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two daughters, Malia and Sasha. On September 28th President Barack Obama will be present at the seminar Forward Thinking Leadership.