Professor Archie Brown, Oxford University, will give a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 2 November. A former academic adviser to Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, he was probably the first to spot Gorbachev as someone different and this lecture will explore Gorbachev and the end of the cold war.
Archie Brown, a graduate of LSE, is emeritus professor of politics at Oxford University and emeritus fellow of St Antony's College. His book, The Gorbachev Factor won the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize of the Political Studies Association of the UK for best political science book of the year and the Alec Nove Prize for best book on Russia, Communism or Post-Communism and his most recent book, Seven Years that Changed the World: Perestroika in perspective, will be published spring 2007. A frequent traveller to both Russia and the United States, Professor Brown has played an active part in public discussion of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. He was the first person - at an important Chequers seminar in 1983 - to draw Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's attention to the likely emergence of a reformist Soviet leader in the shape of Mikhail Gorbachev.
This lecture is part of the Cold War Studies Centre 'From the Cold War to the New World Order' lecture series and will be chaired by Professor Michael Cox, LSE.
Seven Years That Changed the World: Gorbachev and the end of the cold war is on Thursday 2 November 2006 at 6.45pm in the New Theatre, first floor, East Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This lecture is part of the Cold War Studies Centre 'From the Cold War to the New World Order' lecture series. The next event in this series will be held on Thursday 9 November. Andrei Grachev will present a lecture entitled 'The Collapse of the Soviet Empire: reflections of an insider'. More details at www.lse.ac.uk/events
The Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC) is a centre for advanced study and research into the key political, social, intellectual, economic and military aspects of the Cold War, their historical origins, and their contemporary repercussions. For more information, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CWSC/
25 October 2006