Speeches & Testimony

The following are selected speeches and testimony.

April 14, 2023

The Challenges of Iran's Transition in Comparative Perspective

Stanford Iranian Studies Program
December 5, 2022

Foreign Policy & Academia​: Is There A Causal Connection?

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

A presentation on the causal connection between foreign policy and academia. | Click the link below the view the presentation. | In the presentation, six topics will be discussed: 1. Ideas (can) matter 2. Bad ideas matter 3. Academic ideas influenced Obama's speeches 4. Historical analogy is methodology of choice 5. Expert knowledge is empowering 6. Other states/people get a vote. 

October 20, 2022

Explaining the Causes and Consequences of Putin's Invasion of Ukraine | Michael McFaul

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
February 16, 2022

Defending U.S. Allies and Interests Against Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe

House Committee on Oversight and Reform
December 16, 2021

A New Cold War? Great Power Relations in the 21st Century

FSI Stanford

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September 17, 2021

Beyond Incrementalism: Restructuring & Reinvigorating Public Diplomacy

FSI Stanford

A presentation on how to engage in more effective public diplomacy. | Click the link below to view the presentation. 

September 14, 2021

Promoting Global Democracy

FSI Stanford

Click here to view or download the presentation -- https://stanford.box.com/s/omaubpwg9bngb469ltc8uxknh1vk8485

September 12, 2021

Посол США Майкл Макфол: я отдал госдеповские печеньки. Часть 1

TV Rain
June 25, 2021

U.S.-China Relations today. Lessons from the Cold War.

Stanford FSI | Renmin University

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July 7, 2020

House Foreign Affairs Holds Hearing on Kremlin Crimes Abroad


On Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m., the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment will hold a hearing on exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad. The subcommittee will hear testimony from: Daniel Fried, the former State Department coordinator for sanctions policy; Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia; Kimberly Marten, the chair of the political science department at Barnard College; and Vladimir Kara-Murza, Chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.