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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am


Gorbachev: His Life and Times

William Taubman, noted scholar of Soviet Russia and author of Gorbachev: His Life and Times (Norton, 2017), will discuss Mikhail Gorbachev as the last leader of the Soviet Union and how he changed its society after 70 years of Communist governance. Professor Taubman continued to specialize in the politics and foreign policy of the former Soviet Union when many of his colleagues switched to post-Soviet Russian affairs.  He says he has always been drawn to large and enduring questions of politics, and especially the impact of leaders and their personalities.

The Houston Seminar is joining forces with the World Affairs Council to bring this noted Russian scholar to Houston.  Dr. Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College.  His 2003 biography of Nikita Khrushchev, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Critics Circle Award for biography.

He holds a B.A. from Harvard, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.


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April 16, 2018
12:00 am - 11:59 am
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