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Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Irvine Auditorium on Feb. 19. 

Credit: Son Nguyen

Former Vice President and Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Joe Biden will speak on campus on Tuesday in a discussion with Penn President Amy Gutmann.

The discussion, which starts on 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 19, takes place in Irvine Auditorium and will run until 4:30 p.m.

Biden visited Penn's campus at least four times in 2018, most recently appearing at a voter registration event and a Perry World House colloquium in September. His conversation with Gutmann will mark his first public appearance of 2019 at Penn, coming amid speculation Biden will soon decide whether he is running for president in 2020.

The event was announced in an email sent from Gutmann's office to the Penn student body on Feb. 8, billed as "an engaging conversation" with the 47th Vice President of the United States. 

Tickets are now sold out and attendees must show a Penn ID and their ticket confirmation upon entry. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Although Biden is leading the early polls of the Democratic primary field, he has not announced his candidacy yet, even as numerous prominent politicians have declared their own. 

As the wait for Biden to announce drags on, his fellow Penn professors have expressed doubts over his likelihood of running and his chances of winning.

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