Gorbachev to speak at UW in October

2011-06-22T18:00:00Z Gorbachev to speak at UW in OctoberThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 22, 2011 6:00 pm  • 

LARAMIE — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (mih-kah-EEL' gohr-bah-CHAHV') will speak at the University of Wyoming this fall.

Gorbachev will speak Friday afternoon, Oct. 14, at UW's Arena-Auditorium. The event will be open to the public and will occur during UW's Homecoming weekend.

Details are being finalized.

Gorbachev served as head of state to the Soviet Union, including during its dissolution in 1991.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

UW President Tom Buchanan says Gorbachev is one of the most influential world leaders of the 20th century and will rank among the most significant personalities who have ever spoken at UW.

Retired U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson will serve as moderator for the event.

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