Former VP Joe Biden has a new job. The University of Pennsylvania announced earlier this week Biden has been named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice professor. In his new role, he’ll be leading the brand-new Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, focusing on foreign policy, diplomacy, and national security.
“Joe Biden is one of the greatest statesmen of our times,” University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann said on Tuesday. “In his distinguished career of service to our nation, he has demonstrated a unique capacity to bring people together across divides and to craft constructive responses to some of the toughest and most important policy challenges of our day.”
Biden will be based in Washington, D.C. but will also have an office on the University of Pennsylvania’s Philly campus.
“At Penn, I look forward to building on the work that has been a central pillar of my career in public office: promoting and protecting the post-WWII international order that keeps the United States safe and strong,” Biden shared in a statement.
In addition to his role at Penn, Biden will also be the founding chairman of the Biden Institute at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, where he will continue to focus on public policy.
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