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NSU’S Lifelong Learning Institute to Host Former Chief Interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev


FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Lifelong Learning Institute will present “Negotiating the End of the Cold War: Lessons for Today” with speaker Pavel Palazhchenko. The seminar will take place on Friday, December 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the university’s Knight Auditorium, in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.

Pavel Palazchenko

Pavel Palazhchenko will speak at NSU on Friday, December 7.

“NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute offers a vibrant educational environment for those in the local community who seek out opportunities for intellectual stimulation,” said Linda Maurice, director of the Lifelong Learning Institute. “We often feature interesting and informative speakers who provide unique seminars to our members and guests. Mr. Palazhchenko is a testament to our ability to attract world renowned lecturers.”

Palazhchenko is a legendary translator who is well-known for his role as the chief English interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze. He participated in all US-Soviet summit talks that led to the end of the Cold War.

After serving as a long-time associate and aide to Mikhail Gorbachev, he served as the head of the International Department of the International Non-governmental Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies, also known as The Gorbachev Foundation. In this role, he worked as an analyst, spokesperson, interpreter and translator.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to Palazhchenko speak about his front-row seat to history. Following the lecture, there will be a question and answer session.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 954-262-8471 or email

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. For more information, please visit


November 16, 2018

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Tasha Yohan