On 23rd April 2016, Jubilee Centre Research Associate Emma Taylor was chosen by the US Embassy to attend a London Town Hall event with US President Barack Obama, during his visit to the UK. President Obama gave a short speech before taking questions from the audience of young people on topics ranging from activism to global conflict. He spoke about the importance of having a “moral compass” and retaining integrity and being true to your values. He spoke to the audience about the importance of holding a set of personal values, and that his own values included believing in the dignity and worth of all human beings, and how compromise is not about surrendering what you believe in, but recognising that those with whom you disagree may have valuable ideas too. President Obama also spoke about the importance of resilience, and that progress in areas that one cares deeply about can often be long term projects, not something to give up with. Emma was selected as part of the US Embassy’s Young Leaders UK programme, which aims to connect Britain’s rising leaders with Americans, with the United States as a whole, and with one another.