An Evening with Mikhail Gorbachev
Event Date:October 20, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Presented by New York Historical Society:
"An Evening with Mikhail Gorbachev"
Mikhail Gorbachev, one of the most pivotal leaders of the 20th century, helped bring an end to the Cold War while introducing revolutionary freedoms and reform to the oppressive system he inherited. Mr. Gorbachev dedicated himself to rebuilding the volatile relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States, easing nearly 50 years of fears that the two nations would fight a devastating nuclear war. As a result of his extraordinary achievements, he was the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize. Join us for a discussion on the current state of relations between Russia and the United States and how we might work toward achieving a global peace. Mikhail Gorbachev was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985-1991 and Executive President of the Soviet Union from 1988-1991. Charlie Rose (moderator) is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the host of Charlie Rose, a nightly conversation program on PBS.
New York Society for Ethical Culture