During a wide-ranging discussion on global issues, Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Mexican President Felipe Calderón agreed that cooperation and support between the nations is crucial for success.
The two leaders came together for the inaugural Penn Biden Global Leaders Dialogue, hosted by the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. They spoke for more than an hour Tuesday in front of a sold-out crowd in Penn’s Irvine Auditorium.
The conversation was the culmination of the two-day Perry World House fall conference, “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Populism, Nationalism, and Retrenchment,” part of Penn Global Week.
Penn President Amy Gutmann introduced the leaders: Calderón, who served as president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, and Biden, now Penn’s Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor and head of the Penn Biden Center.