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Biography

Michael McFaul is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also an Associate Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a non-resident Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Before joining the Stanford faculty in 1995, he worked for two years as a Senior Associate for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in residence at the Moscow Carnegie Center.

Dr. McFaul is also a Research Associate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a senior advisor to the National Democratic Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Eurasia Foundation, Firebird Fund, International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy, Institute of Social and Political Studies, Center for Civil Society International, and Institute for Corporate Governance and Law, the steering committee for the Europe and Eurasia division of Human Rights Watch, and the editorial boards of Current History, Journal of Democracy, Demokratizatsiya, and Perspectives on European Politics and Society. He has served as a consultant for numerous companies and government agencies.

Dr. McFaul's current research interests include U.S.-Russian relations in the 1990s, Russian electoral trends, postcommunist regime change, and American foreign policy.

Dr. McFaul is the author and editor of several monographs including, with Nikolai Petrov and Andrei Ryabov, Russian Democracy: Was There a Past? Is There a Future? (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2004); with James Goldgeier, Power and Purpose: American Policy towards Russia after the Cold War (Brookings, 2003); with Timothy Colton, Popular Choice and Managed Democracy in Russia: The 1999-2000 Electoral Cycle (Brookings, 2003); Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin (Cornell University Press, 2001); Russia's 1996 Presidential Election: The End of Bi-Polar Politics, (Hoover Institution Press, 1997); with Tova Perlmutter, Privatization, Conversion and Enterprise Reform in Russia (Westview Press, 1995); Post-Communist Politics: Democratic Prospects in Russia and Eastern Europe, (CSIS, 1993); and with Sergei Markov, The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy: Political Parties, Programs and Profiles (Hoover Institution Press, 1993). His articles have appeared in Constitutional Political Economy, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, Journal of Democracy, Policy Review, Political Science Quarterly, Post-Soviet Affairs, and World Politics.

Dr. McFaul also comments on current Russian and U.S.-Russian affairs, including articles in The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Moscow Times, The New Republic, The New York Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and The Weekly Standard, as well as television appearances on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NBC, and PBS. During the 1995 parliamentary elections in Russia, he worked as senior consultant and commentator for CBS News. During the 1996 presidential election, 1999 parliamentary election, and 2000 presidential election in Russia, he served as a commentator and advisor for CNN. While in Moscow in 1994-1995, he also co-produced and appeared in his own television program on democracy for the Russian Television Network (RTR).

Dr. McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Slavic Languages and his M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies from Stanford University in 1986. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford where he completed his Ph.D. in International Relations in 1991.


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