What Will Joe Biden Do After 8 Years As Vice President?
Joe Biden will work in the academic field after his role as a vice president.
The University of Pennsylvania announced on Tuesday that Biden was named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice professor. 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.”
“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 said in a statement.
The Penn Biden Center will be in Washington D.C., though Biden himself will also have an office on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.
Apart from his role at the University of Pennsylvania, Biden will also be the founding chairman of the Biden Institute — which will focus on public policy — at his alma mater, the University of Delaware.