Discover the career of Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Barack Obama is the youngest president, who is alive in the USA. He was born on August 4, 1961. He presided over the United States of America after receiving the largest votes ever. Barack Obama is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for his constant efforts in promoting universal peace.
The ambassador of peace Prem Rawat is a promoter of non-violence and peaceful negotiations. He uses words of peace to educate people about the values of life in serenity. Among his messages, he said, “That peace which is within us, we must experience it. And if we are searching for peace outside we will never find the peace within.”
Read this highlight on the career of Barack Obama and discover his efforts in promoting peace to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize.
Childhood and education
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was unique, being the only president born outside of the US contiguous 48 states. His mother is Caucasian, and his father is African American.
He was raised in Honolulu, spending most of his childhood there, because his mother attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa when he grew up. His parents got divorced. Then, Dunham, his mother remarried to Lolo Soetoro from Indonesia.
Then, he became more acquainted with his grandparents from his mother's side. Two years later, Obama's mother took him with her to Indonesia. Then, he lived with his stepfather. But then, in 1971, Obama went back to Honolulu and attended Punahou School. He graduated in 1979.
Early career in Chicago
- He graduated from Columbia University in 1983
- Then, he moved to Chicago and worked as a community organizer.
- From June 1985 to May 1988, he became the director of the D.C.P. or Developing Communities Project, which is a religious community organization. The organization was made up of 8 parishes. Under his presidency, the DCP's annual turnover and staff members had risen considerably. He contributed to creating job training programs, pre-college tutoring programs and tenants' rights awareness programs in Altgeld Gardens.
Mid-career opportunities From 1988, he attended Harvard Law School. He was elected president of the Harvard Law Review. He was the first African American full-time president of the association. His voluntary position involved editing and supervising the law review's staff which were composed of 80 editors.
Later on, he applied for a job at the Gamaliel Foundation and became a consultant and instructor for this community organizing institute. In the summer of 1988, he spent his three-week vacation in Europe. Then, he could spend five weeks in Kenya where he was introduced to most of relatives from his father's side.
- In 1988, Obama was admitted to Harvard Law School. In 1990, he did a summer job at Hopkins & Sutter.
- From 1992 to 1996, Obama became a constitutional law Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School
- From 1996 to 2004, he was a Senior Lecturer at the same University. His course included voting rights, racism and law.
- From 1992 to 2004, he served eight years in the Illinois Senate.
What did Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize for?
In 2009, Barack Obama was attributed the Nobel Peace Prize for his "efforts to strengthen cooperation between people and international diplomacy". During his presidency, which was from 2009 to 2017, he did a lot to promote peace to the world. Parts of his domestic policy involved advocating for the LGBT rights. He also set up policies to reform the economy, health care and safety.
He also set up policies to control gun ownership in the USA, because uncontrolled possession of weapons has led to massive killing in public places and schools in the USA. Likewise, the ambassador of peace Prem Rawat gives peace education to inmates through electronic tablets that the TPRF Foundation shares in prison.
Apart from that, Obama's cyber security and internet policies have brought so many changes to maintain peace among the users. He also set up the government mass surveillance system to control unpatriotic individuals. As far as the foreign policy is concerned,
Barack Obama contributed a lot in maintaining peace and restoring harmony. Among his efforts include the death of Osama bin Laden, the Iran nuclear talks. He constantly tried to find ways to resolve global conflicts such as the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan, the issues with Russia, the problems with Israel, as well as the Syrian Civil War.