Release Date: October 24, 2018
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Former Vice President Joe Biden will open the University at Buffalo’s 2018-19 Distinguished Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.
A senator from Delaware for 36 years before being elected vice president as Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008, Biden was a leading architect of domestic and foreign policy. He served as chairman or ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years, and of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years.
Since leaving the White House, Biden has continued his legacy of expanding opportunity for all with the creation of the Biden Foundation, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Biden Institute of Domestic Policy at the University of Delaware.
He is the author of the New York Times best-seller “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.”
Biden is the Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker.
During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his lecture.
Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 716-645-4607, 716-697-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Oct. 25. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.
Press arrangements onsite: Doug Sitler at 716-984-7595.