25-Year Anniversary of the Fall of Communism

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, June 4, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

25-Year Anniversary of the Fall of Communism

Gospe.JeffOur very own member, Jeff Gospe, will speak to the club about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, starting with the first free elections on June 4, 1989, events he experienced first-hand exactly 25 years ago in Cracow, Poland.

Jeff specialized in Soviet/East European affairs & languages at Stanford University in the late ’80s, where he also worked at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace.  Jeff spent most of 1989 as a university student in Eastern Europe and Russia, then joined Ernst & Young for several years as a consultant to multinational corporations and governments in the former Soviet bloc.

Jeff will share his personal experiences living under communism, witnessing its downfall, and working in the earliest days of the transition to market capitalism.

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