From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia
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United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation 2012 – 2014
In 2008 when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford University to join an unlikely presidential campaign he had no idea that he would find himself at the center of one of today’s most consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama’s adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered a new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, he had a front row seat when this hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency.
On this occasion Professor McFaul will share highlights from his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2018), a highly acclaimed account that combines history and memoir to tell the story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of President Putin.
Michael McFaul is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. He earned his B.A. in International Relations and Slavic Languages and M.A. in Soviet and East European Studies at Stanford. As a Rhodes Scholar, Professor McFaul completed his Ph.D. in International Relations at Oxford University.
Books will be available for sale and signing at the program.
Please note that this program will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received until the program is full. We regret that we are unable to accommodate auditors at this event.
Friday, September 28, 2018
11:00 am: Registration
11:50 am: Luncheon
12:50 pm: Program
- Field Green Salad
- Grilled Salmon Filet with Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc
- Rice Pilaf and Grilled Vegetables
- Fresh Rolls and Butter
- NY Cheesecake with Mango Coulis and Berries
- Coffee and Tea
- Vegetarian Option: Peppers Stuffed with Vegetables, Rice and Cheese
- $29 for members
- $35 for guests