Dartmouth Events

Peter Robinson '79

No "Tear Down This Wall: The Story of a Speech on its Thirtieth Anniversary" Peter Robinson ’79, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Steele 007
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate in a divided Berlin and said: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Just over two years later, the Berlin Wall fell. 
This iconic speech was written by presidential speechwriter Peter Robinson. He will tell the story behind this momentous speech, including how the State Department and other agencies tried to prevent the president from uttering those words.
May 17, Wednesday
4:30PM-5:30PM
Silsby 312
Sponsored by the Political Economy Project

For more information, contact:
Kelly L. Palmer

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.