In his first speech since leaving the presidency, Barack Obama will speak on Monday at the University of Chicago about the importance of “civic engagement.”
The invitation-only event, scheduled to begin at noon Eastern time, will be held at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center. You can watch a live stream of the event on C-SPAN.
Several high school, college, and university graduate students from the Chicago area will join him onstage, according to the Chicago Maroon, the university’s student newspaper.
"This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world," Obama’s office said in a statement.
It’s the second and final day of Obama’s packed schedule in Chicago. On Sunday, he held a roundtable discussion with several young people through an organization called Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny.
The same day, he also held a fundraiser for the Obama Foundation, which will be based in Chicago.
Monday’s speech is the first of many upcoming public and private speeches for the former president. He begins next week with a speech at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston, where he’ll accept the Profile in Courage Award, according to the New York Times.
From there, the Times reports, it’s a trip to Italy for a Global Food Innovation Summit about food security amid climate change with former White House chef Sam Kass. And then Obama will be off to Berlin, where he’ll appear with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate.