U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will speak Feb. 11 at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center's spring lecture series.
According to a recent press release from the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing, The Vice President’s lecture will be free and open to the public.
The lecture will be held at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in the Brown and Williamson Club. The talk is set to begin at 11:30 a.m.
After serving 36 years of serving as a senator, Biden left his position in 2008 after being elected the United State’s 47th vice president.
According to the press release, Biden chairs the White House Middle Class Task Force and has overseen implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As vice president, he has provided sustained high-level focus on Iraq policy and has frequently traveled to that country.
Below are several more of Vice President Biden’s accomplishments as stated in the recent press release:
In the Senate, Biden established himself as leader on some of the nation's most important domestic and international challenges. As chairman or ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years, he was widely recognized for his work on criminal justice issues including the 1994 Crime Bill and Violence Against Women Act.
Beginning in 1997, as chairman or ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. He has been at the forefront of issues and legislation related to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, post-Cold War Europe, the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
Biden holds honorary degrees from the University of Scranton, Saint Joseph's University, Widener University School of Law, Emerson College, University of Delaware, Suffolk University Law School and Syracuse University. The latter, his alma mater, also awarded him the George Arents Pioneer Medal for excellence in public affairs in 2005.
Tickets are required to attend his talk and will be made available by the McConnell Center on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a ticket, see www.louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter