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Cold War is topic for Matlock and panel, Nov. 23

Prominent American diplomat Jack Matlock Jr. will present "Reagan, Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His account will be followed by a panel discussion featuring experts on Soviet politics and the Cold War.

Matlock served as Reagan's principal adviser on Soviet affairs from 1983 to 1987 and as ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991. His address, which will be based on his recent book, "Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended," is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Program in Leadership Studies and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

Participating in the panel discussion will be: Andrew Moravcsik , professor of politics at Princeton; Don Oberdorfer, a 1952 Princeton alumnus and emeritus diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post; William Taubman, professor of political science at Amherst College; and Vladislav Zubok, professor of history at Temple University.

Contact:Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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