13 Jul 2020

Encouraging future leaders - Obama's younger sister, Maya

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 13 July 2020
Attendees arrive at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, IL on Tuesday October 29, 2019.

Photo: The Obama Foundation

Passionate advocate for peace and youth leadership Dr Maya Soetoro-Ng has been a social studies teacher, Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, heads her own non-profit in the same field, is co-founder of the Institute for Climate and Peace, a consultant at the Obama Foundation, and is the maternal half sister of US President Barack Obama. Maya joins Kathryn Ryan from Hawai'i to discuss how "peace" needs to be redefined, how indigenous people who know their stories have an important role to play in peace building  and the influence her mum had on her and her brother.  Maya is a guest at the Festival For the Future Conference, celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.