An American ambassador in Putin’s Russia
With speaker Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to the Russian Federation
A session of the Focus on Russia Lecture Series co-chaired by Carol Saivetz and Elizabeth Wood
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 at Stanford University. 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). He has authored several books, most recently the New York Times bestseller, “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.”
His latest book will be signed and sold at the event.
Co-sponsors: MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Security Studies Program (SSP), MISTI MIT-Russia
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