Coming events


Bill kicked off an active schedule for the winter with a trip to Moscow in December 2018. See below for what’s coming in 2019. You can also check Look and Listen to find links to audio and video recordings, including many for past events.


January 29 (Tuesday), 7:30 pm: Fredericksburg, VA

Where: Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
What: In Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Taubman will talk about how Gorbachev became “Gorbachev.” This is lecture is part in the university’s Great Lives series, free and open to the public, and will conclude with an audience Q&A session and a book-signing.
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February 16 (Saturday), 1:00 pm: Northampton, MA

Where: Carroll Room, Smith College Campus Center, Smith College, Northampton
What: Bill will be participating in the conference Understanding Russia: Perspectives on Politics and Culture, as a member of the panel on Putin’s Russia, with a talk titled “Putinism in Perspective: Compared to Its Soviet Predecessor and to Gorbachev’s USSR.” The entire conference is a three-day event, February 15-17; all events are free (and wheelchair accessible), but registration is required and must be done by Feb. 1.
Want more information? See the conference website for details on registration, schedule, etc.

February 19 (Tuesday), time TBA: Atlanta, GA

Where: The Carter Presidential Library, 441 Freedom Highway, Atlanta, GA 30307
What: Gorbachev, a talk by Bill Taubman.
Want more information? Details are as yet unavailable. Check back here for an update, or try the Events listings on the library website closer to Feb. 19.

February 20 (Wednesday), time TBA: Atlanta, GA

Where: Emory University, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
What: Details TBA, but Bill will be speaking, and undoubtedly about Gorbachev.
Please note: As the date approaches, we will post more information here, or you can use the University Events website to find details.

April 25 (Thursday), 6:30 pm: Newport, RI

Where: Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Building, Salve Regina University
What: The Rise and Fall of Mikhail Gorbachev—and Their Lessons for the Putin Era, John E. McGinty Lecture in History by William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Amherst College
Please note: Please check back for updated information closer to the date.

More to look forward to:

There will be more! We’ll be posting information on future events as they are scheduled.