"Tear Down This Wall" - A Discussion and Remembrance


“Tear Down this Wall” was a panel discussion hosted by the Burns Fellowship to commemorate the 30th anniversary of both the fellowship and President Reagan’s famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate. The panel included Richard Burt, the U.S. ambassador to Germany at the time and a Burns trustee, and Peter Robinson, the speechwriter tasked with writing what is now considered Reagan’s best speech. Moderating the panel was Romesh Ratnesar, journalist and author of Tear Down this Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War.


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