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McFaul gives heartfelt talk on “what matters”

Photo of Sughra Ahmed and Michael McFaul in Stanford Memorial Church
Photo credit: EVAN PENG/The Stanford Daily
May 3 2019

Michael McFaul M.A. ’86, the current director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), sat down on the Memorial Church stage across from Office for Religious Life Associate Dean Sughra Ahmed to speak about something he had “never talked about before.” For the next hour, the former ambassador to Russia with a resume that could fill pages spoke as a son, a husband, a dad and an avid Stanford cheerleader to students in the high-ceilinged sanctuary of Memorial Church.

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