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Bea Spade Memorial Lecture Series

Release Date: March 08, 2018

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University-Pueblo hosts the 6th Annual Bea Spade Memorial Lecture Series

PUEBLO Dr. Vladislav Zubok will speak about Russia, the unification of Germany, Gorbachev, Deng Xiaoping, and Putin in a series of lectures presented by the Colorado State University-Pueblo History Program along with the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. Dr. Vladislav Zubok, a professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is the speaker for the sixth annual Bea Spade Memorial Lecture Series, March 26-27. The series honors the memory of CSU-Pueblo Historian Beatrice Spade, who passed away in the summer of 2012, and celebrates the study of history at CSU-Pueblo.

A Russian native, Zubok completed his education in Moscow. His research focuses on the Eastern Hemisphere, including Russia, China, part of the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He has won several awards for his works on foreign policy and earned several fellowships, engineered multiple research projects, and received numerous grants for his work. He continues to expand his impact, contributing to various educational resources such as the CNN documentary, “Cold War.”

Monday, March 26, 7 p.m., LARC 109 – FREE, reception to follow lecture at 8 p.m.

Why Gorbachev Failed While Deng Xiaoping Succeeded


Tuesday, March 27, 11:15 a.m., Life Sciences 105 - FREE

Reunification of Germany


Tuesday, March 27, History Program Banquet at Pueblo Union Depot, 132 W B St. (Tickets Required)

Soviet Archives from Gorbachev to Putin

All events are open to the public and free except for the Pueblo Union Depot banquet.  The cost for the banquet is $20 per person, $10 for students.  Tickets for the banquet must be purchased by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 16.  To purchase tickets, contact Judy Gaughan, associate professor of history, at or at 719-549-2417.


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