The Pacific has always been a part of me. Growing up in Hawaiʻi and Indonesia, with the guidance of my mother and grandparents, I learned to appreciate the wonders and beauty of the region. During my time in elected office and in the years since, I saw the many ways that the Asia-Pacific region has positioned itself to take advantage of tremendous opportunities. It’s home to a remarkable generation of emerging leaders, women and men poised to take on some of the greatest challenges our planet has ever faced. Earlier this year, I had a chance to meet with a few of these folks as we designed the @ObamaFoundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific program. And today, I’m excited to say that Michelle and I will be joining the program’s inaugural gathering in Malaysia in December. We’ll talk about the importance of ethical leadership—how staying true to your values is the only way to truly carry out lasting change. I couldn’t be prouder of all the leaders selected to join this program—all the work they’ve already accomplished, and all the good work that is yet to come.

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The Pacific has always been a part of me. Growing up in Hawaiʻi and Indonesia, w…

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The Pacific has always been a part of me. Growing up in Hawaiʻi and Indonesia, with the guidance of my mother and grandparents, I learned to appreciate the wonders and beauty of the region. During my time in elected office and in the years since, I saw the many ways that the Asia-Pacific region has positioned itself to take advantage of tremendous opportunities. It’s home to a remarkable generation of emerging leaders, women and men poised to take on some of the greatest challenges our planet has ever faced. Earlier this year, I had a chance to meet with a few of these folks as we designed the @ObamaFoundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific program. And today, I’m excited to say that Michelle and I will be joining the program’s inaugural gathering in Malaysia in December. We’ll talk about the importance of ethical leadership—how staying true to your values is the only way to truly carry out lasting change. I couldn’t be prouder of all the leaders selected to join this program—all the work they’ve already accomplished, and all the good work that is yet to come.

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The Pacific has always been a part of me. Growing up in Hawaiʻi and Indonesia, with the guidance of my mother and grandparents, I learned to appreciate the wonders and beauty of the region. During my time in elected office and in the years since, I saw the many ways that the Asia-Pacific region has positioned itself to take advantage of tremendous opportunities. It’s home to a remarkable generation of emerging leaders, women and men poised to take on some of the greatest challenges our planet has ever faced. Earlier this year, I had a chance to meet with a few of these folks as we designed the @ObamaFoundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific program. And today, I’m excited to say that Michelle and I will be joining the program’s inaugural gathering in Malaysia in December. We’ll talk about the importance of ethical leadership—how staying true to your values is the only way to truly carry out lasting change. I couldn’t be prouder of all the leaders selected to join this program—all the work they’ve already accomplished, and all the good work that is yet to come.

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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to assume the presidency and previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois (2005–2008).

Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state. Raised largely in Hawaii, he also spent one year of his childhood in the State of Washington and four years in Indonesia. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he became a civil rights attorney and a professor, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He represented the 13th district for three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, when he ran for the U.S. Senate. He received national attention in 2004 with his March primary win, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his landslide November election to the Senate. In 2008, he was nominated for president a year after his campaign began and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton. He was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, accepting the award with the caveat that he felt there were others "far more deserving of this honor than I".