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American, Russian students collaborate at forum despite tense relations

Despite the tensest American-Russian relations since the Cold War, students from both nations shared collaborative solutions to global issues at a student-run research forum hosted at Stanford in early April.  Relations soured last March when Russian president Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea, a region recognized as Ukrainian territory. The decision provoked international outrage and was followed…

McFaul nominated for Russian ambassadorship

President Obama recently nominated Michael McFaul B.A., M.A. ’86, political science professor and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to the United States ambassadorship to Russia. McFaul, who has served as special assistant to the president on national security affairs, director of Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule…