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2017 WR Annual Lecture: Michael McFaul

Explaining Our New Cold War with Russia: Can Trump End It?

Three people standing in front of George Washington University step-repeat backdrop
David Ensor, Amb. Michael McFaul and IPDGC Director Janet Steele

(excerpt from GW Today, March 6, 2017)

By Kristen Mitchell

Former U. S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on Friday called the current state of affairs between the United States and Russia one of the most confrontational moments between the two world powers since some periods during the Cold War.

“You have to go deep into the Cold War to remember a time like where we’re at today,” he said at Jack Morton Auditorium.

Amb. McFaul, a Stanford University professor who served as ambassador under President Barack Obama from January 2012 to February 2014, presented a lecture titled “Explaining Our New Cold War with Russia: Can Trump End It?” The talk was part of George Washington University’s annual Walter Roberts Lecture series.

Read the full article of the event HERE.

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