A video of a talk by Michael McFaul
11 a.m., February 5, 2023
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At this Sunday’s Humanist Forum, we will watch and discuss a video of a talk given at Stanford last October by Michael McFaul, in which he discusses Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. He cites Putin’s changing attitude toward NATO, and events in both Russia and the international scene that preceded the invasion.
Michael McFaul is an American academic and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. McFaul is currently the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor in International Studies in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University, where he is the Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also a Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute, and a contributing columnist at The Washington Post. Prior to his nomination to the ambassadorial position, McFaul worked for the U.S National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and as senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs. In that capacity, he was the architect of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Russian reset policy.
You can watch this 42-minute video at Explaining the Causes and Consequences of Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine | Michael McFaul.
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