EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) March 19, 2012 — Lafayette College will host an address by Vice President of the United States Joe Biden at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Kirby Sports Center.
The event is free and open to the public, but attendance will require a ticket. Details on obtaining tickets will be announced closer to the event.
Vice President Biden’s address is the College’s Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2011-12. The Lives of Liberty Lecture Series features accomplished individuals whose lives embody the ideals of the Marquis de Lafayette in the world today. The series was inaugurated in 2007-08, during the College’s yearlong celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Marquis’ birth.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pa. He graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and, at age 29, became one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate. As a senator from Delaware for 36 years, Biden established himself as a leader on some of our nation’s most important domestic and international challenges. As chairman or ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years, he was widely recognized for his work on criminal justice issues, including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act. He was at the forefront of issues and legislation related to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, post-Cold War Europe, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. Now, as the 47th Vice President of the United States, Biden has continued his leadership on important issues facing the nation, helping to rebuild our economy and lay the foundation for a sustainable economic future. He continues to draw on his vast foreign policy experience, advising the President on a multitude of international issues and representing our country to many regions of the world.