Ambassador Michael McFaul Q & A

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm

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The Department of Political Science and International Relations is very pleased to announce that former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, Ph.D. will visit Carroll College on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  He will speak at two events: a lunchtime Q&A session and an evening community lecture, entitled From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia.” The former event, tentatively entitled “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era,” will be restricted to members of the Carroll campus community. 

About Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul is a leading expert on Russia, American foreign policy, and democratic development around the world. A former U.S. ambassador to Russia (2012—14), McFaul is currently a professor of political science at Stanford University, the director of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

McFaul has authored several books, most recently the New York Times bestseller, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.   Earlier books include Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should, How We Can; Transitions To Democracy: A Comparative Perspective  (eds. with Kathryn Stoner); Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (with James Goldgeier); and Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin. 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. 

This event is hosted by the department of Political Science and International Relations, with support from the Apgar Foundation. We also acknowledge the collegial partnership with the University of Montana and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, with whom we have worked to bring the Ambassador to Montana.

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