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Michael McFaul: From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

March 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a lunch conversation with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about his new book From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia (2018). Lunch will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Please only register if you know you can attend, as spaces are limited.

Michael McFaul is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, all at Stanford University. He was also the Distinguished Mingde Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center at Peking University from June to August of 2015. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995. He is also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post.

McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014). His current research interests include American foreign policy, great power relations between China, Russia, and the United States, and the relationship between democracy and development. McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Slavic Languages and his M.A. in Soviet and East European Studies from Stanford University in 1986. As a Rhodes Scholar, he completed his D. Phil. in International Relations at Oxford University in 1991.


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