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Michael Meyer '74 Authors The Year that Changed the World
When he traveled to Berlin in 1987, President Ronald Reagan said famously, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” And while the United States certainly played an important role in the end of the Cold War, there were other (arguably more significant) factors at work. In his book The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Simon & Schuster, 9/09), author Michael Meyer ’74 contends that domestic resistance movements and certain key figures within the USSR at the time – in particular Hungarian Prime Minister Miklós Németh – were the true impetuses behind the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. In so doing, Meyer rejects the “common knowledge” interpretation of Cold War history and uncovers hitherto-undervalued people, events, and perspectives. More ...
Program in Washington students with George Baker '74 and Frank Vlossak '89.
Baker '74 and Vlossak '89 Welcome Washington Program Students
On the evening of October 14, students in the Program in Washington were welcomed into the office of Williams and Jensen, a leading government affairs law firm, for a presentation on politics and lobbying by principals George Baker ’74 and Frank Vlossak ’89. More ...
The Study Buddies visited South Street Seaport on their annual field trip to New York.
Study Buddies Looks to Expand Mentoring Mission
Study Buddies is an on-campus mentoring program that in recent months has taken initiatives to expand its mission. Co-directors Pat Hodgens '09 and Ben Dropkin '11 coordinate the partnership between HAVOC and For the Good Inc., a Utica non-profit run by Kirkland alumna Cassandra Harris-Lockwood '74. More ...
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