On May 5, 2016, the Weidenbaum Center's Annual Dinner Gala will be held. The special guest speaker will be Professor Michael McFaul.
As one of the most renowned scholars on post-Communist Russia, McFaul will share his insights, experience, and views on Russia and its leadership.
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 also was a key resource to President George W. Bush on his dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Currently, he is professor of 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. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995. His research interests include American foreign policy, great power relations, and the relationship between democracy and development. He also works as an analyst for NBC News.
Details of the dinner will be forthcoming.