Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will no longer speak on campus next month, the University announced Thursday.
The School of Media and Public Affairs announced four days ago that he would speak at Lisner Auditorium Oct. 1. Gorbachev has cancelled his U.S. tour due to health reasons, according to a University tweet.
He also backed out of attending events like Margaret Thatcher’s funeral earlier this year for health reasons.
GW would have been Gorbachev’s only D.C. stop on the scheduled U.S. tour.