Chang and Kelly Create Compelling Conference–Gorbachev Keynote Speaker

On March 24-25, 2009, George Mason University will host the conference "1989: Looking Back, Looking Forward" featuring Mikhail Gorbachev as the keynote speaker. Gorbachev will also participate in a round table discussion with Lee Hamilton, President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and former FBI Director William Webster. The conference was the brainchild of Professors Michael Chang and Mills Kelly in the Department of History and Art History, and includes a number of visiting scholars as well as Mason professors leading discussions with students and the community on the legacies of the end of the Cold War and what we might expect in the future.