Former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver an address Friday on the unequal economic growth across America’s cities and towns at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

The event will take place from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Kellogg Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive in Evanston.

Biden served as vice president under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017 and previously served six terms as a U.S. Senator from Delaware.

Since leaving office, Biden has worked on issues and causes that have been a focus of his career with the creation of the Biden Foundation, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, the Biden Cancer Initiative and the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.

Biden’s work with the Biden Foundation has focused on advancing education, ending violence against women, ensuring LGBTQ equality, protecting children, shaping foreign policy, strengthening the middle class and supporting military families. 

The event is being coordinated with the help of Kellogg visiting associate professor Ben Harris, who served as Biden’s chief economist and economic adviser.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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