The Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture Series is celebrating twenty years of bringing leaders from the worlds of politics, athletics, entertainment and science to Southern Connecticut State University. These intellectual discussionshave, over the years, brought people like NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former Tonight Show host Jay Leno, Astronaut Mark Kelly, political analyst Tim Russet, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and a star list of others to the stage of the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts.This year top billing will be for Joe Biden, former Vice President to Barack Obama, who will reflect on his two terms in that position and his contributions to secure peace domestically and on foreign soil. Using his position as the creator of the BidenFoundation, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania and the Biden Institute for Domestic Policy at the University of Delaware, Mr. Biden continues his important work to better our country'sworld standing.With his wife Dr. Jill Biden, he has also founded the Biden Cancer Institute for vital medical research and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children in memory of their son. This engaging conversation with Vice President Bidenwill take place Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyman Center. Tickets are $75 for premium seating, $65 for regular seating and $25 for SCSU students with a valid ID. For $175 a pre-lecture reception and photo opportunity, premiumlecture seats and an autographed copy of Biden's "Promise Me. Dad," a memoir about his last year as Vice President and the incalculable loss of his son Beau, will be available in VIP form.Note to come early for parking with no bags or backpacks allowed. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for SCSU students, Endowed Awards of Excellence, to recognize academically talented youth.Come hear the philosophy and ideals of the 47th Vice President of the United States, his thoughts and his hopes and his promises for America's future .