Obama to discuss climate change in Italy

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight Iran's president warns US will pay 'high cost' if Trump ditches nuclear deal MORE is traveling to Italy, where he will speak this week about food security and climate change.

The former president is expected to go to Milan to meet with several Italians and discuss the issues.

On Monday, the former president is scheduled to meet with former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

That evening, he will attend a private dinner held by the Institute for International Political Studies.

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Obama on Tuesday is expected to give a keynote address to the Seeds and Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.

The theme of the summit this year is "The Impact of Technology and Innovation on Climate Change and Food Availability Around the World."

Following his keynote, the former president will take part in a Q&A session.

Obama on Sunday night spoke broadly about the healthcare debate gripping the United States while he accepted the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in Boston.

During his speech, he praised the lawmakers who passed ObamaCare when he was in office.
 
“These men and women did the right thing, they did the hard thing," Obama said. "Theirs was a profile in courage. Because of that vote, 20 million people got health insurance who didn’t have it, and most of [those lawmakers] did lose their seats.”
 
Obama said the debate is not settled, adding it is his "fervent hope ... that regardless of party, such courage is still possible."