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a group of 7 Obama Scholars students standing together outside
June 29, 2022

Occidental College has announced its 2022-23 cohort of Barack Obama Scholars, the prestigious leadership training program that has been re-imagined to make it available to more students based on their undergraduate performance and interests.

Joe Solmonese
January 31, 2020

“Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Lessons Learned and Where We Are Today,” the third in Occidental College’s Barack Obama Scholars Program Speaker Series, will be presented on Thursday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Choi Auditorium.

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes
April 22, 2019

The top threat to American national security is American politics, former Obama deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told an Occidental audience April 18 as part of the College’s Barack Obama Scholars Program Speakers Series.

Ben Rhodes
March 27, 2019

Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama ’83 and author of a best-selling White House memoir, will speak at Occidental College on April 18 as part of the Barack Obama Scholars Program Speaker Series.

David Plouffe poses with the first group of Obama Scholars
October 22, 2018

American politics may be "ugly, small and unimaginative," but the only way to change the country’s direction is to win elections, former Obama campaign manager and White House senior advisor David Plouffe told an Occidental College audience October 19.