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Why 1989? The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the End of the Cold War

Speakers: Archie Brown, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Emeritus Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University; Author, The Rise and Fall of Communism
Michael R. Meyer, Director of Communications, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations; Author, The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Romesh Ratnesar, Deputy Managing Editor, Time Magazine; Author, Tear Down this Wall: A City, A President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War
Presider: Peter L.W. Osnos, Founder and Editor-at-Large, PublicAffairs
November 11, 2009

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