Nobel Laureate & Former President of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev has been one of the 20th century’s most pivotal leaders. As President of the Soviet Union, he ended the 50 years of nuclear brinkmanship known as the Cold War. In its place, he taught his country and the world two new ideas: glasnost and perestroika. These revolutionary concepts led to the blossoming of…
Mikhail Gorbachev has been one of the 20th century’s most pivotal leaders. As President of the Soviet Union, he ended the 50 years of nuclear brinkmanship known as the Cold War. In its place, he taught his country and the world two new ideas: glasnost and perestroika. These revolutionary concepts led to the blossoming of freedom in Eastern Europe and the introduction of democracy to Russia.
President Gorbachev dedicated himself to building a relationship of mutual trust between the Soviet Union and the United States, signing two broad disarmament pacts that dramatically reduced the danger of worldwide nuclear destruction. For his extraordinary efforts, he was awarded the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.
Now retired from politics, President Gorbachev continues to strive towards achieving his global vision of peace. In 1992, he founded the Gorbachev Foundation, a nonprofit, non-partisan educational foundation dedicated to addressing the challenges of and articulating new priorities for the post-Cold War world.
In 1993, he founded Green Cross International, an environmental organization with the mission to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all by fostering a value shift and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity’s relationship with nature.
For the first time since World War II, a generation of children is growing up without the fear that their generation may be the last. Mikhail Gorbachev will be forever honored for providing the courage and vision to help make that possible.
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Restructuring Global Priorities in the Face Of Environmental Peril
20 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev changed his nation, instituting perestroika and glasnost. This set events in motion to end the Cold War and change the dynamics of global politics practiced by the superpowers. Today, the degradation of our environment and the threat to our planet and existence is just as serious. Clearly, another paradigm shift involving all nations is needed to meet this threat that we all face together.
A catalyst in addressing this potential global devastation, President Gorbachev founded the environmental organization Green Cross International over 15 years ago. With the mission to help ensure a just, sustainable, and secure future for all, the organization aims to cultivate a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity’s relationship with nature.
In this thought-provoking keynote speech, President Gorbachev takes a close look at the macro-political and economic solutions being discussed globally and what we can and must do to once again achieve the “impossible.” There is a role that we can all play unilaterally – as individuals, corporations, states and nations – to help improve our future, and President Gorbachev explains the steps necessary to bring this about.
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Mikhail Gorbachev Speaker - PDA Speakers
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