The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, has broken barriers, inspired change, and worked to alter the path of political history. As the first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama's keynotes often focus on a theme of obstacles - whether they are political or personal.
Born to Kansas-born Stanley Ann Dunham, and Kenyan-born Barack Obama Sr. in the American state of Hawaii, Obama has drawn on personal experiences from his upbringing, particularly in his award-winning book 'Dreams of My Father,' for much of his motivational speaking. He attended Occidental College for Political Science from 1979 until 1981 at which point he attended Columbia University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations in 1983. From there, he went on to get his Harvard University degree in Law in 1991 where he acted as the Harvard Law Review Editor.
Past professions including a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School until 2004, Illinois State Senator from 1997 until 2004, U.S Senator until 2008 at which point he won the American Presidency under his iconic "Change" inspiration.
Currently, the Democratic President is working as the President of the United States and competing in an ongoing Presidential battle for the 2012 election.
Fun fact: Barack Obama is the recipient of two Grammy Awards for his audiobook readings.