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9:30 am

Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Rayburn House Building, Room 2103
Washington, DC 20515 United States

The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US.  While some regard these monuments as racially divisive and call for their removal from the Capitol, city squares, and other civic sites, others defend them as valid expressions of cultural heritage.  This briefing will address the historical context in which … Continue reading Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments

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4:00 pm

William Taubman on Gorbachev: His Life and Times

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20004 United States

In his Gorbachev biography, William Taubman shows how a peasant boy turned into the Soviet system’s gravedigger, why the Communist regime allowed him to destroy it, why Gorbachev’s dream of democratizing the USSR foundered, how he and President Ronald Reagan turned out to be almost perfect partners, and why Gorbachev permitted Eastern Europe to abandon … Continue reading William Taubman on Gorbachev: His Life and Times

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6:00 pm

Ireland in a Post-Brexit World: A Conversation with Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Monday, October 23, at 6 PM, the new Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, will join me for a discussion about Ireland in a post-Brexit world. The event will take place at the National Churchill Library and Center.

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