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Joe Biden and John Kasich to discuss divides facing the nation.

Oct. 17: Bridging the Divides

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Joe Biden, John Kasich to discuss divides facing the nation at Mitchell Hall

Joe Biden, 47th vice president of the United States, and John Kasich, governor of Ohio, will meet at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, Oct. 17, for a conversation on the divides facing the nation. They will discuss how to bridge the many political and partisan divides that exist in Washington, D.C., today.

In partnership with the Biden Institute, the University’s Center for Political Communication is presenting this special National Agenda “As We Stand | Divided” program at 1 p.m. in Mitchell Hall. Doors will open at noon.

Tickets gone, webcast planned

Tickets were free and available at campus locations, but all have been distributed. To view the live webcast, please visit sites.udel.edu/udlive. The link will become active 10 minutes before the program begins at 1 p.m.

About the speakers

As a U.S. senator from Delaware for 36 years, then as the 47th vice president of the United States, Biden provided leadership on some of the nation's most important domestic and international challenges. In January 2017, President Barack Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with Distinction, the highest civilian honor in the United States. He currently serves as founding chair of UD’s Biden Institute. His most recent book, Promise Me, Dad, will be released in November.

Kasich was sworn in as Ohio's 69th governor on Jan. 10, 2011. He is the author the recent book Two Paths: America United or Divided, which reflects on his 2016 presidential campaign and hopes for America's future. As governor, Kasich has said his top priorities are to create jobs for Ohioans, reduce taxes and cut government spending.

The National Agenda “As We Stand | Divided” speaker series is hosted by UD’s Center for Political Communication.  Lindsay Hoffman directs the annual series. National Agenda continues on Nov. 1 and 15; for more information, visit cpc.udel.edu/nationalagenda. National Agenda is made possible with support from the University of Delaware Office of the Provost.

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