Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden to honor Walter Mondale at D.C. tribute

Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who also ran for president and served as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, will be honored at a day-long policy event Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C.

Speakers at a culminating dinner that evening will include former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Joe Biden. Gov. Mark Dayton and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken also will speak at the dinner.

The sold-out event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where Mondale, 87, now teaches.

The program is part of the Humphrey School’s year-long tribute to Mondale. There have been other events in Minnesota, including a $2.2 million fund-raising campaign for student scholarships and the naming of the Humphrey School’s public gathering space in Mondale’s honor.

Next week’s policy forum at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration will feature current and former politicians discussing domestic and foreign policies.

Mondale will attend and respond at each panel. Topics are:

  • The Mondale Vice Presidency and Its Legacy, with Biden as a panelist
  • Opportunity and Social Justice, Quality Education for All
  • Reconciling National Security and the U.S. Constitution
  • The Fight for Civil Rights
  • Carter/Mondale Breakthroughs on Domestic and Foreign Policy

The sold-out dinner, Honoring Fritz, is at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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