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NYU with Stephen Cohen

May 8, 2018
Location:
Teatro Casa Italiana (Columbia. 1161 Amsterdam Ave, NY, NY 10027)  

Free and Open to the Public, Registration Required

Roosevelt House

May 8, 2018
Location:
Roosevelt House (47-49 East 65th Street, NY NY 10065)

*Free and Open to the public
 

Carnegie Council

May 9, 2018
Location:
Carnegie Council in New York. 170 East 64th Street, NY, NY

*Ticketed, Open to the Public

 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

May 10, 2018
Location:
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

*Registration Required, Open to the Public

Council on Foreign Relations - NYC

May 11, 2018
Location:
Council on Foreign Relations (58 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10065)

*CFR members only (will be livestreamed for the public) 
 

Politics and Prose Bookstore

May 13, 2018
Location:
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20008

Politics and Prose Bookstore: : Michael McFaul - From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Stanford

May 14, 2018
Location:
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

From one of America’s leading scholars of Russia who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present
In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama’s adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul’s ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family. From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.

RSVP Required. 

Harvard Bookstore

May 16, 2018
Location:
Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed Russian scholar and Stanford professor MICHAEL MCFAUL for a discussion of his latest book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.

About From Cold War to Hot Peace

In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama’s adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul’s ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family.

From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.

San Francisco Commonwealth Club

May 22, 2018
Location:
Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105

Michael McFaul, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia; Author, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia; Twitter: @McFaul

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here? Ambassador Michael McFaul may have some answers. McFaul served as the 7th United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014 and is one of America’s leading scholars, with unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions.

in his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace, McFaul shares his knowledge and provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. Come listen to reflections on US and Russia relations, election interference, the rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president and a first-hand account of McFaul’s ambassadorship.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing

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World Affairs Council Seattle

May 23, 2018
Location:
About Us Events Contribute World Affairs Council 2200 Alaskan Way Suite 450 Seattle, WA 98121

Registration required, open to the public

World Affairs Council Orange County

May 24, 2018
Location:

“From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia”

*Premium members luncheon

World Affairs Council Los Angeles

May 24, 2018
Location:
The Intercontinental Hotel 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067

Ticketed, open to the public

World Affairs Council San Francisco

June 7, 2018
Location:
World Affairs, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco

*Ticketed, open to the public

Past Events

Russia: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

December 14, 2016
Location:
Bechtel Conference Center

About the Event: The state of affairs between the U.S. and Russia has worsened in recent years, due to conflicts in the Ukraine and Syria, and elsewhere. A panel of four top Russia experts will discuss the U.S.-Russia relationship at a time when it seems the bleakest since the end of the...

Annual Walter Roberts Lecture - Explaining Our New Cold War with Russia

March 3, 2017
Location:
George Washington University

Since 2011, the Walter Roberts Endowment has hosted an annual lecture with a prominent and distinguished foreign policy figure at GW. Free and open to the public, the lecture provides a...

Conference: "Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?"

November 3, 2017
Location:
Encina Hall, Stanford

In the upcoming conference, “Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?” we will focus on the following critical issues: conceptualizing the threat, how do populisms arise and succeed, populism in America, is there a “populist international”, constructing economic threats. ​...

Global Crisis and the American Dream – America First or America as a World Leader?

March 26, 2018
Location:
Monterey Conference Center

The twenty-first annual Leon Panetta Lecture Series, 2018 – Is the American Dream Alive and Well?continues Monday evening, March 26, at the Monterey Conference Center at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available and can be purchased by calling the...

Princeton: Amb. Michael McFaul, Director, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University: former U.S. Ambassador to Russia

April 11, 2018
Location:
Robertson Hall

World Affairs Council Los Angeles

April 11, 2018
Location:
The Intercontinental Hotel 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067

While the Cold War may have ended in 1991, Michael McFaul, former US Ambassador to Russia, says that it really just transitioned to a “hot peace”. McFaul, one of America’s top experts on post-Soviet Russia, will speak about the turbulent past and future of the US-Russia relationship at a LAWAC...