The Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sydney celebrated 25 years of educational excellence with a public lecture by Professor Fred Greenstein, notable US presidential historian and author, and Professor of Politics Emeritus at Princeton University.

By examining Barack Obama’s political skill, policy vision, cognitive style and emotional intelligence, and comparing these with other notable world leaders and presidents of the past, Greenstein examined the significance of Barack Obama’s leadership in the 21st century and what his global appeal means to Australia.

Following the lecture, The Honourable Bob Carr, hosted a discussion with Professor Greenstein, including questions from the audience.