Speeches & Testimony

The following are selected speeches and testimony.

The Challenges of Iran's Transition in Comparative Perspective

Stanford Iranian Studies Program

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. 

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

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

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

House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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

FSI Stanford

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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. 

Promoting Global Democracy

FSI Stanford

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

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

TV Rain

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

Stanford FSI | Renmin University

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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.