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Russia: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

December 14, 2016
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 Cold War...

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

March 3, 2017
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 platform for students, faculty, and public diplomacy practitioners to hear different perspectives on issues...

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

November 3, 2017
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
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 Panetta Institute at 831-582-4200. Institute Chairman Leon E...

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

April 11, 2018
Robertson Hall

World Affairs Council Los Angeles

April 11, 2018
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...

Roosevelt House

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

*Free and Open to the public

Carnegie Council

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

*Ticketed, Open to the Public


NYU with Stephen Cohen

May 9, 2018
Teatro Casa Italiana (Columbia. 1161 Amsterdam Ave, NY, NY 10027)  

Free and Open to the Public, Registration Required

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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

*Registration Required, Open to the Public

Council on Foreign Relations - NYC

May 11, 2018
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
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.



May 14, 2018
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...

Harvard Bookstore

May 16, 2018
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...

San Francisco Commonwealth Club

May 22, 2018
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...

World Affairs Council Seattle

May 23, 2018
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

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

*Premium members luncheon

World Affairs Council Los Angeles

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

Ticketed, open to the public

Elliott Lecture - From Cold War to Hot Peace: an American ambassador in Putin's Russia

June 4, 2018
Oxford, Investcorp Auditorium

World Affairs Council San Francisco

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

*Ticketed, open to the public

Populism and Immigration Workshop

June 8, 2018
Encina Hall, Stanford

Bozeman, Montana. Author Event - From Cold War to Hot Peace

July 22, 2018
Country Bookshelf 28 W Main St, Bozeman, Montana 59715

Duke: From Cold War to Hot Peace, A Conversation with Ambassador Michael McFaul

September 5, 2018
Duke University, Sanford 04

Book Talk at Santa Clara University

October 11, 2018
Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center

Russian Intervention in the 2016 Election: Separating Fact from Fiction

March 12, 2019
Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Middletown Campus 4200 N University Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042

Casper Lecture Series Presents Michael McFaul -- Russian Intervention in the 2016 Election: Separating Fact from Fiction

Michael A. McFaul served as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Russian Federation from January, 2012, to February, 2014. Prior to becoming Ambassador, he served...