Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev to speak at UW
September 13, 2011
The Eastern Wyoming College Community Education is planning a bus trip to Laramie, WY October 14, 2011 to hear Mikhail Gorbachev speak. The cost of the trip is $20 a person and lunch is on your own before the presentation. The bus will leave EWC at 10:00 am.
Gorbachev served as head of state to the Soviet Union, including its dissolution in 1991. Gorbachev is widely known for his reform measures as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan. Gorbachev, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, is credited for his reorientation of Soviet strategic positions which coincided with the end of the cold war. The topic for this is “Global Unrest and International Leadership in the 21st Century.”
“Mikhail Gorbachev is unquestionably one of the most influential world leaders of the 20th century. He will rank among the most significant personalities who have ever spoken on the University of Wyoming campus,” said UW President Tom Buchanan. “This will be an incredible opportunity for our students, faculty, alumni and the Wyoming community to listen and interact with a world-changing political figure.”
Retired U.S. Senator Alan K Simpson will serve as moderator for the event..
For more information or tickets please call the Community Education Office at 307.532.8213.