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Michael McFaul is a leading expert on Russia, American foreign policy, and democratic development around the world. A former U.S. ambassador to Russia, 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.


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August 27, 2019

Perspectives on Futures of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence technologies are augmenting human capability and efficiency, changing the way we think about and interact with information, and creating new governance challenges and opportunities for policy makers and business leaders. Live from Stanford University, Dr. John Etchemendy and Reid Hoffman, in conversation with Ambassador Michael McFaul, discuss critical issues facing the future of human-centered AI development, innovation, and governance.

Dr. John Etchemendy is the Co-Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, and Provost Emeritus and Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities at Stanford University. Reid Hoffman is Partner at Greylock Partners, and the Co-founder and former Executive Chairman of LinkedIn. Ambassador Michael McFaul is Director and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. This conversation is part of the Cyber and Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp for Congressional Staffers, co-led by the Freeman Spogli Institute, the Hoover Institution, and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at Stanford.

August 26, 2019

Retreating From Democracy, with Larry Diamond

August 20, 2019

Michael McFaul: Trump Suggesting Russia Should Rejoin G7 Makes Him Look Weak | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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