Buffalo Student Chosen to Meet Gorbachev

Brian Schueler, translator, Mikhail Gorbachev. photo courtesy Marcy Schueler
Brian Schueler, translator, Mikhail Gorbachev. photo courtesy Marcy Schueler

Buffalo High School graduate and current University of Wyoming freshman Brian Schueler was honored with the opportunity to meet and ask a question of former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev during Gorbachev's recent visit to the university.

The university ran a contest and more than 225 questions were submitted for consideration, with only eight selected for presentation to Gorbachev. Schueler's question was one of those eight questions.

Schueler explained his question. .

And Mr. Gorbachev's answer was...

According to the UW website, Gorbachev spoke on "Global Unrest and International Leadership in the 21st Century" at the University on Friday, October 14th, in the Arena-Auditorium. More than 6,000 people attended the event.

Schueler was able to meet Gorbachev after the speech, and he said it was “a really cool experience,” praising the university for the experiences he has had in his brief time there.

Schueler is majoring in International Studies with an economics background and will pursue a minor in Chinese language.

Brian is the son of Mark and Marcy Schueler of Buffalo.

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