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Obama to Deliver First Speech as Ex-President at U. of Chicago

Barack Obama will give his first public speech since leaving office as president at the University of Chicago on Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Mr. Obama “and young leaders will hold a conversation on civic engagement and discuss community organizing” at the event, his office said.

About six people are expected to join him on the stage, ranging in age from high-school students to recent college graduates.

Hundreds of people from Chicago-area colleges were invited to attend. The talk will be televised as well.

Mr. Obama taught at the University of Chicago’s Law School before he began his political career.

A spokesman for the former president told the Tribune that during his presidency Mr. Obama often spoke at colleges and invited young people to speak at the White House. “This is something meaningful to him, and he wants to continue those conversations,” the spokesman said.

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