November 8 & 9, 2017: The Warsaw Security Forum

The Penn Biden Center partners with the Warsaw Security Forum to present:

PLENARY SESSION | From Great Expectations to Great Disappointments: What is the Future of Russia's Relations with the West?

Over the last three years, relations between Russia and the West have shifted from a partnership of convenience to strategic opposition.  These developments came as a surprise in many European capital, yet seemed to be anticipated by Moscow.  What have we not understood regarding core assumptions about the international system, and what does history teach us in this regard?  Will we see, as expected by the Kremlin, a return of geopolitcs and "realpolitik"?  Or with there be a "Grand Bargain"--an unlikely scenario, as it would shake the foundations of the Western world?  And finally, can Russia change in itself?

Moderated by: Michael Carpenter--Senior Director, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)


September 26, 2017

The Penn Biden Center hosts the inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.  Former Vice President Biden will be joined in conversation by former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to talk about the current state of the world and larger issues of foreign policy.  The dialogue will take place as part of the Perry World House conference on The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Populism, Nationalism, and Retrenchment

What: Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue

Who: Former Vice President Biden and Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon

Where: Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania 

When: September 26, 2017; 4:15-5:30

Catch the live stream of the event here


March 30, 2017

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann hosts a conversation with Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States and the University of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, to discuss issues of foreign policy and our world.

See the full event here.  


March 28, 2017

University of Pennsylvania faculty and staff welcome Vice President Biden and the staff of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement with a reception at Perry World House.