A Conversation with Former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev
Presented by Principia's George A. Andrews Distinguished Speaker Series
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Christian Science Monitor Editor-in-Chief John Yemma will serve as moderator for the evening.
Mr. Gorbachev will address restructuring global priorities in the twenty-first century, relations between America and Russia, and international leadership.
Born to a Russian-Ukrainian family in a village in southern Russia, Gorbachev graduated from Moscow State University with a law degree. He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1952 and rose through the ranks, serving under Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, and Yuri Andropov.
Gorbachev served as president of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. In an effort to secure relations with the West, he signed two broad disarmament pacts, ended Communist rule in Eastern Europe, and was instrumental in ending the Cold War. Gorbachev was awarded the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize "for his leading role in the peace process.”
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A pre-talk organ presentation by Dr. Rose Whitmore will feature music by Russian composer Modest Musorgsky.
Ticketing for the Principia community opens on January 19. Ticketing for the public opens on January 26.
The talk will also be broadcast live on Principia Internet Radio.