Please note, Mikhail Gorbachev's office has informed us that due to unforeseen circumstances, he must cancel the public program, "An Evening with Mikhail Gorbachev", scheduled for Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Mikhail Gorbachev, one of the most pivotal leaders of the 20th century, helped bring an end to the Cold War while introducing revolutionary freedoms and reform to the oppressive system he inherited. Mr. Gorbachev dedicated himself to rebuilding the volatile relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States, easing nearly 50 years of fears that the two nations would fight a devastating nuclear war. As a result of his extraordinary achievements, he was the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize. Join us for a discussion on the current state of relations between Russia and the United States and how we might work toward achieving a global peace.
Mikhail Gorbachev was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985-1991 and Executive President of the Soviet Union from 1988-1991. Charlie Rose (moderator) is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the host of “Charlie Rose,” a nightly conversation program on PBS.
Please Note Location:During the New-York Historical Society’s major renovation project (from April 2010 – November 2011) the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series will be presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West, unless otherwise noted.
Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person
To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. After November 11, 2011, advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating.
The Russian Tea Room