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Michael McFaul

AKA Michael Anthony McFaul

Born: 1-Oct-1963
Birthplace: Glasgow, MT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Diplomat, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Russia, 2012-14

    University: BA International Relations and Slavic Languages, Stanford University (1986)
    University: MA Slavic and East European Studies, Stanford University (1986)
    University: PhD International Relations, Oxford University (1991)
    Professor: Political Science, Stanford University (1995-)
    Administrator: Dir., Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University (2005)

    US Ambassador to Russia (2012-14)
    US National Security Council Senior Dir., Russian and Eurasian Affairs
    American Political Science Association
    American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Senior Associate (1994-)
    Center for Civil Society International Board of Directors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Eurasia Foundation Board of Directors
    Freedom House Board of Directors
    Hoover Institution Fellow (1995-)
    Human Rights Watch Steering Committee, Europe and Eurasia Division
    Institute for Corporate Governance and Law Board of Directors
    Institute of Social and Political Studies (Moscow) Board of Directors
    International Forum for Democratic Studies
    National Endowment for Democracy Board, International Forum for Democratic Studies
    Obama for America Foreign Policy Advisor (2006-08)
    Pacific Council on International Policy
    Society for Comparative Research
    Tharwa Foundation
    World Economic Forum Fellow (1997)
    Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Rhodes Scholarship 1986-88
    Traveled to the USSR 1980s

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Author of books:
Post-Communist Politics: Democratic Prospects in Russia and Eastern Europe (1993, international affairs)
The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy: Parties, Personalities, and Programs (1993, international affairs)
Russia's 1996 Presidential Election: The End of Polarized Politics (1997, nonfiction)
Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin (2001, international affairs)
Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000 (2003, international affairs)
Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy Toward Russia After the Cold War (2003, international affairs)
Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should and How We Can (2009, international affairs)

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