Mike McFaul on Russia/U.S. Relations
Caution-there is no way I can write this without sounding braggy. So, I apologize in advance.
My weekend at Stanford, takeaways from Russia talk by an expert, Haitian refugees:
Last weekend was family weekend and I had a great time visiting with my daughter Gabby, already a Junior at Stanford. As the mom of a nerd, going to classes taught by Stanford professors was super fun for me.
I am happy to tell you that seeing the students at Stanford makes me believe that our future is in good hands.
Gabby decided she wanted to go to Stanford when she was 11 and we visited campus. She worked really hard to make it happen. Her acceptance was like winning the lottery. Living vicariously through her experiences, I am so proud of her. I am also thrilled with the mentorship and education she is receiving.
My once shy little girl is in a class of 25 students with Candoleezza Rice (Former Secretary of State under George W. Bush). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condoleezza_Rice )
She has even meets with Condoleezza one on one during office hours. An intense class (which Gabby loves) with hundreds of pages of reading per week. Condoleezza reads each paper, comments and grades them. They have very active classes, simulating they are in the United Nations…
Besides seeing my daughter, the highlight of the weekend was when Mike McFaul (who served 5 years in the Obama administration, 2 of those years as the U.S. Ambassador to Russia. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McFaul ) told me that he was “very impressed with” my daughter and she would be ok in her career path-(probably working in Washington D.C.).
See the above picture that Mike McFaul took of us/his audience before the talk he gave us on Russia. That is me in the front row looking down and getting ready to take notes and my daughter Gabby leaning over getting her stuff settled.
Mike McFaul on Russia/U.S. Relations–Here are some of my takeaways from Mike McFaul’s talk:
Thanks for reading to the end and letting me brag about my daughter Gabby.
I am going to a non-profit agency set up to help local Haitians who are currently here legally and trying to get legal status, later today. I will let you know more about this next week.
Have an awesome week!
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