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Former President Obama will accept an award for ethics in government next week and deliver a speech detailing the “challenges and opportunities facing our country.”
Obama will receive the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government during a ceremony on Sept. 7, the school and Obama’s office announced Thursday.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Next week, President Obama will offer new thoughts on this moment and what it requires from the American people. He will expand upon several of the themes from his summer address, including that America is at its best when our democracy is inclusive and our citizens are engaged,” Katie Hill, the communications director for Obama, said in a statement.
“He will echo his call to reject the rising strain of authoritarian politics and policies,” she continued. “And he will preview arguments he’ll make this fall, specifically that Americans must not fall victim to our own apathy by refusing to do the most fundamental thing demanded of us as citizens: vote.”
The university said tickets will be required to view Obama’s remarks, but they will not be available to the general public. The speech will be streamed online, and a limited number of tickets will be made available to University of Illinois students.
The @UofILSystem and @IllinoisIGPA will honor Barack Obama with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7 in Foellinger Auditorium. The event will be ticketed and students will be notified soon about how to get tickets. https://t.co/fck9ot03b8 pic.twitter.com/dfi0X2cCs4
— University of Illinois (@Illinois_Alma) August 30, 2018
Just in: On Sept. 7, President @BarackObama will travel to the University of #Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to receive the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government and to deliver remarks on the state of our democracy” #twill
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) August 30, 2018
— UIC Public Administration (@uicdpa) August 30, 2018
The U of I will honor President Barack Obama Friday, Sept. 7, with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, presented annually by system’s Institute of Government &Public Affairs (IGPA) to recognize public officials who promote the highest standards of public service.
— Mahogany, MBA (@Mahogany1992) August 30, 2018
During his visit to campus, Obama also will speak at 11 a.m. CDT at Foellinger Auditorium, a more than century-old landmark on the Main Quad. pic.twitter.com/3hm1UrURtd
— University of Illinois Black Alumni Network (@blackillini) August 30, 2018
CBSU would like to congratulate President Barack Obama for being an honoree of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government and recognize him for being the award’s 1st Black recipient! We are excited to have you on campus next week! @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/kXchVUPGVu
— Central Black Student Union (@CBSU_UIUC) August 30, 2018
“to receive the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government and to deliver remarks on the state of our democracy”
— B.C. (@BC4040) August 30, 2018
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