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Thu, 14 Jan



Online Talk by Professor Archie Brown on "Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War"

In his latest book Archie Brown questions popular explanations of why the Cold War ended when it did, noting how far from inevitable was the demise of Communist rule in Europe in 1989. As a long-time specialist on political leadership, he examines the relationship of Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher,

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Time & Location

14 Jan 2021, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT



About the Event

Professor Archie Brown, CMG, FBA, is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University, having studied at both LSE and Moscow State University. He took part in three seminars on the Soviet Union and East-West relations with Margaret Thatcher between 1983 and 1987. It was at a Chequers seminar in September 1983 that Thatcher first learned from Professor Brown about a likely future, reform-minded Russian leader named Mikhail Gorbachev. More will be revealed at the talk.


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    Zoom details for talk on 14th January from Friends of Summertown Library


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