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MES concentrator Alexander Samaha ’19 moderates conversation with former Vice President Joe Biden

December 11, 2018 News From Brown

Joe Biden and Alexander Samaha

Former White House intern during the Barack Obama presidency and Middle East studies concentrator Alexander Samaha ’19, moderated a wide-ranging Q&A with former Vice President Joe Biden. The event, organized by the student-run Brown Lecture Board, addressed a wide-range of topics—including Biden’s potential 2020 presidential bid, the current political climate beleaguered by what he describes as “naked nationalism” and “phony populism,” and his vision of the way forward for American democracy.

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