Penn Biden Center

In Japan, students learn to savor the moment

Nine students spent a week in Japan though a Penn Biden Center program. After a whirlwind tour that included a visit to Hiroshima and a home stay, students say the experience was life-changing.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

Biden talks March for our Lives, Russia, and Cancer Moonshot

In Joe Biden’s opinion, if there’s one line from JFK’s famous “moon speech” that can best describe where the nation is at in curing cancer, it’s that “we are unwilling to postpone.” To a jam-packed Irvine Auditorium, Biden deliberately and passionately declared: “Every second counts.”

Lauren Hertzler

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Russian hackers work several times faster than Chinese counterparts, new data shows

Michael Carpenter of the Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement said Russian hackers are “the most aggressive and risk-tolerant because they’ve broken so many international norms and face so few repercussions that they don’t really believe there will be any serious consequences to their action.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

A UPenn conference shows where Democratic and GOP visions of global order could meet.

Joseph Biden, Susan Rice, H.R. McMaster and others participated in a colloquium at Perry World House last week. All emphasized the need to bridge internal divisions within the country.


The Washington Post

Russia and the West battle over Macedonia’s future ahead of name-change referendum

Michael Carpenter of the Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement weighed in on a Macedonian referendum that could have changed the nation’s name. “If they vote no, Russia sees this as a huge victory,” said Carpenter.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Joe Biden Now Has His Caricature From the Palm

Former Vice President Joe Biden has cemented his relationship with the city of Philadelphia through his work with the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and his acceptance of Penn’s Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor role, among other bonds.