Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at Amherst College on May 4

March 13, 2015

** Due to unforeseen circumstances Mr. Gorbachev's visit the United States have been cancelled. As such, this event will not happen as planned.**


Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College will welcome former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to LeFrak Gymnasium on Monday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. for a special conversation with renowned scholar William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science.

Video: Amherst College Symposium Commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall

A three-day symposium sponsored by the German government and held at Amherst College Oct. 14-16 featured lectures, personal reminiscences and photographic and historical exhibits to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watch videos of the three lectures below. Read more about the event in the college news release.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Krushchev charmed the city on visit

Amherst political science professor William Taubman served as an expert source for this article discussing Nikita Kruschev’s historic stop in Pittsburgh in 1959. 

Work in Progress

By Emily Gold Boutilier After spending 20 years on his book Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, which won a 2004 Pulitzer Prize, William Taubman, the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, had to decide what—if any—major work to tackle next. The Khrushchev project had been “frustrating and maddening,” he says, “but, ultimately, very satisfying.” So he decided to write another biography—on another Soviet leader.