The University of Delaware’s Biden Institute has drawn attention due to its connections to the Biden family and its involvement in globalism and leftism. While the University of Pennsylvania’s Biden Center has received more media coverage, both institutes were established on the same day with the goal of advancing these ideologies.
The University of Delaware’s Biden Institute had key players who were either Biden family members, individuals with deep ties to China, or both. Hunter Biden played a significant role in the institute, and it was part of a larger strategy to replicate the Clinton Global Initiative without extensive fundraising efforts.
Questions have arisen about the funding sources for the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute, as it was unclear how the necessary funds would be gathered. The institute’s association with China has raised suspicions that it could serve as a vehicle for influence peddling benefiting foreign and domestic entities.
The partnership between the University of Delaware and China raised concerns, particularly due to the university’s international partnerships with Chinese universities involved in the development of military technologies. There have been calls to terminate academic and research partnerships with Chinese universities linked to defense laboratories.
The vision for the UD/UPenn/Biden venture included the creation of an entity similar to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) but focused on “wealth creation” for the Bidens. CGI faced scrutiny for soliciting donations from foreign governments and businesses while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The Bidens aimed to establish an entity that could enhance their global influence and financial interests.
The extent to which the Bidens benefited financially from these entities remains unclear, but the vision was in place to create a potentially lucrative operation that could span generations.