An Evening with former U.S. Russian Ambassador: Dr. Michael McFaul
- Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Dr. Michael McFaul served as the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation until February 2014 during a critical point in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. He has channeled his decades of experience and knowledge with Russia into a forward-thinking perspective on the situation.
Prior to becoming ambassador, McFaul served for three years as the special assistant to President Obama and senior director for Russia and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council. An expert on foreign policy and one of the leading scholars of his generation, McFaul has appeared on all major television and radio networks, with opeds published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Currently, McFaul acts as a news analyst for NBC along with his role as a professor of political science at Stanford University.
McFaul will discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine and Russia's presence in Crimea. He will elaborate on widespread economic and foreign policy implications relating to this conflict, including the effect of sanctions, the impact on the war in Syria, and the Iran nuclear talks.