No "Tear Down This Wall: The Story of a Speech on its Thirtieth Anniversary" Peter Robinson ’79, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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
Sponsored by the Political Economy Project
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.