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Michael McFaul, the nominee to be ambassador to Russia, testifies in Washington
Michael McFaul, the nominee to be ambassador to Russia, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Michael Anthony McFaul (born 1963 in Glasgow, Montana) is a Stanford University professor and the nominee for United States Ambassador to Russia. Prior to his nomination for Ambassador, McFaul worked for the U.S. National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs.

Born in Montana, McFaul earned a B.A. in International Relations and Slavic Languages and an M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies from Stanford University in 1986. As a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University in 1991.

A professor of political science at Stanford University, he is the former director of the university's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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