For this special, sixth episode of “Global,” our hosts pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” speech, delivered on June 12, 1987, in Berlin.

Only two years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany began the process of reunification. In this episode, we explore President Ronald Reagan’s lasting legacy and how it has affected modern Germany.


Our hosts are joined by Gahl Burt of the American Academy in Berlin who was on stage during Reagan’s speech and IRI’s Germany expert and Europe Director Jan Surotchak.


Gahl Burt

American Academy in Berlin


Jan Surotchak

IRI Germany Director

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