Did you miss it?

Check here for audio or video recordings of events you might have missed. Not all events will be recorded, but whenever we know of a recording we’ll add the link on this page.

  • November 20 (Monday), at New York’s 92nd Street Y, Dr. Gail Saltz’s course on Psychobiography featured “On Gorbachev with William Taubman,” with an interview highlighting psychological perspectives on Gorbachev’s life and times. View the video here. Approx. 70 minutes.
  • October 26 (Thursday), San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club presented “One Russia, Two Taubmans” (William Taubman, in conversation with Philip Taubman). View the video recording of the conversation.
  • October 19 (Thursday), John Batchelor Show on WABC Radio featured an interview with Bill Taubman. You can view the interview in a 6-part video recording here.
  • October 15 (Sunday), C-SPAN’s Q&A with Brian Lamb aired an interview with Bill Taubman discussing his biography of Gorbachev. Approx. 59 minutes.
  • October 11 (Wednesday), NPR’S 1A: Speak Freely aired a radio discussion: “From Outside Moscow, He Continues Opposing President Putin,” featuring Mikhail Khodorovsky (businessman and former president of Yukos Energy) and William Taubman. Use the Listen link at top of the program announcement page. Approx. 35 minutes. Bill’s comments follow Khodorovsky’s, with some elements of Q&A touching upon the Gorbachev-Putin relationship.
  • October 5 (Thursday), LSE, London, UK. Lecture on Gorbachev: His Life and Times (Hosted by LSE IDEAS and LSE International History). Podcast of recorded event now available for online listening or download.
  • October 1 (Sunday), DeBalieTV, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    “Gorbatsjov and the (unintended) end of the Soviet era,” featuring Bill Taubman, Pavel Palazhchenko (Gorbachev’s interpreter/advisor), and Laura Starink (former Moscow correspondent for a leading Dutch national media company), discussing Gorbachev’s life and goals, major events of the historical period when he led the Soviet Union, and the West’s responses to him. With moderator Lennart Booij. Duration: 1:46:00.
  • September 14 (Thursday), Amherst College. Video of “Gorbachev: His Life and Times,” a Conversation with Professors William Taubman and Pavel Machala (approx. 54 minutes).