Obama offers advice on leadership, social media, and marriage at first event since leaving office

Former US president Barack Obama, centre, hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organising, on 24 April at the University of Chicago in Chicago.

FP Staff April 25, 2017 20:58:25 IST
Obama offers advice on leadership, social media, and marriage at first event since leaving office
Obama offers advice on leadership social media and marriage at first event since leaving office

Former US president Barack Obama, centre, hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organising, on 24 April at the University of Chicago in Chicago. AP

Obama offers advice on leadership social media and marriage at first event since leaving office

It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. Obama advised young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. AP

Obama offers advice on leadership social media and marriage at first event since leaving office

Obama listens to Max Freedman during a conversation at the University of Chicago. Obama talked about his formative experiences as a community organiser and as a young politician running for office in Illinois. AP

Obama offers advice on leadership social media and marriage at first event since leaving office

Barack Obama greets audience members after a forum with young leaders to discuss community organising at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois on 24 April. His first public engagement Monday came as President Donald Trump neared his 100-day mark in office. AP

Obama offers advice on leadership social media and marriage at first event since leaving office

During his first public engagementObama shied away from addressing specific policies or his own two terms as president. When it came to current events, like immigration, he stuck to generalities. AP

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