Louis B. Susman Lecture: Global Engagement in an Age of Uncertainty

Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States

Joe Biden's Council Speech (Enhanced Audio)

Fifth Annual Louis B. Susman Lecture

As vice president of the United States and as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joseph R. Biden was at the forefront of American foreign policy for two decades. During this time America led endeavors to address some of the most complex and pressing global challenges, including terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and humanitarian assistance. But in recent years the nation’s appetite for such global leadership has appeared to weaken, while the alliances and the rules-based system that have underpinned international order since World War Two have begun to fracture. What might be the consequences of America’s disengagement from the world? And why, despite this uncertain global outlook, does Biden remain optimistic about America’s future? Join the Council on Global Affairs, the Penn Biden Center, and Vice President Biden for a conversation on American leadership in a world of uncertainty.


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10:00 a.m.       Registration

11:00 a.m.       Presentation and Q&A

12:00 p.m.       Adjournment

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