Engaging A New Generation

The Penn Biden Center works to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders by creating opportunities for students and scholars in the Penn community and beyond.  Drawing on Vice President Biden’s international,  bipartisan network, we convene leaders and thinkers from around the globe to promote new ideas and shape smart policy.  Through high-level dialogues, policy roundtables, and public events, we advance the Penn Global mission of bringing Penn to the world and the world to Penn. 

Vice President Biden greets Penn students during a walk on campus.
Vice President Biden greets Penn students during a walk on campus.

 

Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue

The Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue brings Vice President Joe Biden together in conversation with a fellow foreign policy leader to foster deeper understanding of complex international challenges while inspiring audiences toward greater global engagement. 

The inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue was held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium on September 26, 2017, featuring former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Watch the full event.

As part of his national book tour, Vice President Biden takes time to speak with Penn students about public service, loss, and the importance of hope.
As part of his national book tour, Vice President Biden takes time to speak with Penn students about public service, loss, and the importance of hope.

 

On Campus at Penn

Conversations on campus allow Penn students to engage directly with Vice President Biden and other members of the Penn Biden Center team.

University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Amy Gutmann puts student questions to Vice President Biden

Dr. Mike Carpenter at an event with the Georgian Minister for European Integration and Georgian Ambassador at Perry World House

Vice President Biden and Dr. Amy Gutmann  with the Penn Biden Center’s Fall 2017 interns.
Vice President Biden and Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania, with the Penn Biden Center’s Fall 2017 interns.

 

Internship Program

Our internship program brings Penn undergrads to work alongside the foreign policy experts at the Penn Biden Center while experiencing life in our nation’s capital.