PoliSci majors rejoice.
Mike McFaul is one of Stanford’s top scholars and one of its most engaging teachers. I had him for a Stanford in Washington seminar on America’s democracy promotion strategy, and I swear… the man treated our ideas and arguments like they were interesting no matter how many times he’d heard similar arguments before. But his skills as a teacher and discussion leader — and all of the incredible personal experiences he shared with us from the halls of power (the Pentagon, the Orange Revolution, Russia) — made that class something I looked forward to eagerly and grieved when it was over.
Can’t wait to hear what he’ll have to say.