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Gorbachev to speak at Stanford's Frost Amphitheater

STANFORD -- Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev will address the Stanford University community in Stanford's Frost Amphitheater on Saturday, May 9.

The university moved the speech, originally scheduled for Memorial Auditorium, to allow thousands more people to attend.

Gorbachev's address, titled "The Rule of Law, Our New Frontier" is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on the Stanford campus. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Tickets will be made available to Stanford faculty, staff and students. Each person with a Stanford ID will be able to obtain two complimentary tickets from the Tresidder Ticket Office or the Athletic Ticket Office (Department of Athletics building on Galvez Street) between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24. Tickets also will be made available to members of the Stanford community at two locations from April 27 through May 8 during their regular hours - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Tresidder, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Athletic Ticket Office in the Department of Athletics Building.

The university will distribute the remaining tickets to other members of the Stanford community, and to local colleges and schools.

Gorbachev - accompanied by his wife, Raisa - will spend the day at Stanford with a one-day appointment as the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law. His speech will be the Stanford Law School's Phleger Lecture, and he will receive the Wesson Prize in International Relations Theory and Practice from Stanford's Institute for International Studies. The School of Law and the Institute for International Studies are co- sponsors of the visit.

Former Secretary of State George Shultz, a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution, will host Gorbachev's visit.

This visit is part of the Gorbachevs' tour of seven major U.S. cities, May 1-16. The trip is sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation/USA, a non-profit group based in San Francisco, dedicated to furthering "democratic institutions and the emerging new world order," according to its executive director, Jim Garrison.

Former President Ronald Reagan is honorary chairman of the overall visit and Shultz chairs the host committee.


EDITORS NOTE: The following story supersedes a similar news release dated 4/13/92. Please disregard the previous release or, if you already have used it, please use the following as a correction.

Stanford planners mistakenly believed the university could open its event to the general public. That was a result of miscommunication about agreements that limit the lecture to the Stanford and educational community. We apologize for the error.


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