President Barack Obama nominated political science professor Michael McFaul to the Russian ambassadorship, according to a White House press release. McFaul, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is currently serving as the president’s top advisor on Russia at the National Security Council.
President Barack Obama plans to nominate political science professor Michael McFaul ‘86 M.A. ‘86 to the post of U.S. ambassador to Russia. Pending confirmation by the Senate, McFaul will succeed John Beyrle, who assumed the role of ambassador in 2008.