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.
Finishing up Spring 2018!
Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
And our travelers are there in the present!
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston
Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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