* View photo galleries from Gorbachevâ€™s visit.
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* Read President Daniel H. Weissâ€™ introduction.
* Read Gorbachevâ€™s address.
* Visit the Gorbachev at Lafayette website.
Gorbachev was referring to the series of uprisings around the world including the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations here in the United States. â€œThe world needs goals that will bring people together,â€ he said. â€œSome people in the United States were pushing the idea of creating a global American empire, and that was a mistake from the start. Other people in America are now giving thought to the future of their country. The big banks, the big corporations, are still paying the same big bonuses to their bosses. Was there ever a crisis for them? . . . I believe America needs its own perestroika.â€
Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss introduced Gorbachev, noting that his visit was a celebration of the new Oechsle Center for Global Education made possible by the support of Walter Oechsle â€™57 and his wife, Christa. â€œI cannot think of a more fitting way in which to mark the creation of this vibrant new academic hub on our campus than with an address by the distinguished global leader who will present the centerâ€™s inaugural lecture, â€˜Perspectives on Global Change.â€™â€
Gorbachev was welcomed with a standing ovation. read more at http://www.lafayette.edu/about/news/2011...rld-order/