University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Michael McFaul


Marilyn Einstein & Steve Sim

Michael McFaul is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, all at Stanford University. He was also the Distinguished Mingde Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center at Peking University from June to August of 2015. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995. He is also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post.

McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014). He has authored several books, most recently the New York Times best-seller, “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.” Earlier books include "Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should, How We Can," "Transitions To Democracy: A Comparative Perspective" (eds. with Kathryn Stoner), "Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War" (with James Goldgeier) and "Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin." His current research interests include American foreign policy, great power relations between China, Russia and the United States and the relationship between democracy and development.


Scheduled events:
Russian Impulses
Four best-selling authors, including a former Ambassador to Russia, discuss President Trump's long time infatuation with Russia, Putin and the Russian Mafia.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Corn, Michael Isikoff, Michael McFaul, Craig Unger
Moderator: Jim Nintzel
Russia! What You Need To Know
Former UA President Peter Likins and former Russian Ambassador Michael McFaul will explore our past, present and future relationship with Russia. Spoiler alert: their conclusions may surprise you.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Michael McFaul
Moderator: Peter Likins

Book:
From Cold War to Hot Peace
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
May 2018
ISBN 9780544716247
$30.00, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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