Inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón

Amanda Mott | | 215-898-1422
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The University of Pennsylvania hosts the inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue with former Vice President Joe Biden and Felipe Calderón, former president of Mexico, on Sept. 26. Organized by the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, the Dialogue is part of Perry World House’s semi-annual colloquium: “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Nationalism, Populism and Retrenchment.”

Marking the one year anniversary of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s International Affairs Institute, the two-day Colloquium brings together scholars, policymakers and practitioners in a program designed to explore how populism, nationalism and retrenchment, as global phenomena, are altering the global order. In particular, it will address the impact on specific areas of academic and policy concern: human rights, national security, technology, power and governance. Beginning on Sept. 25 with a closed day-long session with working groups, the Colloquium continues on Sept. 26 with a public day culminating in the Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue.

Detailed colloquium agenda


Penn President Amy Gutmann will introduce the Inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue.

Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th vice president of the United States, Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at Penn and leader of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.

Felipe Calderón, president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, During his tenure, Mexico became one of the most important exporters in the world, exporting 60 percent of the total manufactured products in the Latin American and Caribbean region.


Irvine Auditorium
​​​​​​​University of Pennsylvania
3803 Locust Walk


Tuesday, Sept. 26
​​​​​​​4:15-5:30 p.m.

Due to space limitations and security, media must be credentialed in advance. Requests should be directed to no later than noon, Sept. 25.

Credentialed media (photographers, videographers and reporters) must arrive between 2:15 and 3 p.m. NOTE: Media will not be allowed entrance after 3 p.m.

A mult-box will be available. Official forum video and photography is available for the media upon request.


Western stage entrance to Irvine located off Perelman Quadrangle.