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Blytheville Cold War Forum - Iconic Moments: “Tear Down This Wall”

Date & Time

Jun. 12, 2024
12:30pm – 2:00pm ET


Online Only


A HAPP-partnered seminar hosted by the The National Cold War Center.

Iconic Moments: “Tear Down This Wall” 
Historical and Museographical perspectives on Ronald Reagan’s 1987 Berlin speech

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The Blytheville Cold  War Forum continues Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m.(EDT), hosted by the congressionally designated National Cold War Center, to be located on the former Blytheville Air Force Base in Blytheville, Arkansas.

The Center’s National Advisory Board Co-Chair, Dr. Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center)  will moderate the second edition of the monthly series, with a  focus  on the powerful 1987 speech US President Ronald Reagan delivered in Berlin.

International experts on Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Cold War comprise this month’s prestigious panel:

  • Andreas Etges, Cold War Center, Berlin and University of Munich
  • Beth Fischer, University of Toronto
  • Melissa Giller, Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA
  • Pavel Palazhchenko, Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow

Join this hour of enlightening and stimulating discussion, and mark your calendar for second Wednesdays at 12:30 (EDT), as the Blytheville Cold War Forum continues to bring you new perspectives on the war that saved the world.

Organized and hosted by The National Cold War Center, which will serve as the United States’ official museum of the Cold War. For more information, visit

Hosted By

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program makes public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, facilitates scholarship based on those records, and uses these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more

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