Biden to lead new DC-based foreign policy center

Biden to lead new DC-based foreign policy center

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenObama tweets birthday message to Biden: 'The best vice president anybody could have' The Hill's 12:30 Report Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny MORE is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania to lead a new foreign-policy institute based in the nation’s capital. 

The university on Tuesday announced plans to create the Penn Biden Center on Diplomacy and Global Engagement focusing on national security and international relations. 

Biden will also have an office on the Ivy League school’s Philadelphia campus. 

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"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-World War II] international order that keeps the United States safe and strong,” Biden said in a statement. 

In a separate announcement, the University of Delaware said the former vice president will serve as founding chair of the newly created Biden Institute focusing on domestic issues such as the economy, environment, civil rights and criminal justice. 

Biden telegraphed both moves before leaving office last month. Like former President Obama, he also said he planned to continue living in Washington, D.C., at least part time. 

He said in an interview that his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, plans to continue her teaching job at a Northern Virginia community college.