Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
Stanford University political scientist Kathryn Stoner is a senior fellow and Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, where she is also senior fellow at the Center on International Security and Cooperation. Previously FSI’s deputy director, she is also a senior fellow (by courtesy) at the Hoover Institution. She joins the Chautauqua Lecture Series to discuss how the post-Cold War era of global politics has shifted as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and how the United States can most effectively navigate this new era.
Prior to coming to Stanford in 2004, Stoner was on the faculty at Princeton University for nine years, jointly appointed to the Department of Politics and the Princeton School for International and Public Affairs (formerly the Woodrow Wilson School). At Princeton, she received the Ralph O. Glendinning Preceptorship awarded to outstanding junior faculty. She also served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She has held fellowships at Harvard University as well as the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Stoner is the author or co-editor of six books: Transitions to Democracy: A Comparative Perspective, written and edited with Michael A. McFaul; Autocracy and Democracy in the Post-Communist World, co-edited with Valerie Bunce and McFaul; Resisting the State: Reform and Retrenchment in Post-Soviet Russia; After the Collapse of Communism: Comparative Lessons of Transitions, coedited with McFaul; and Local Heroes: The Political Economy of Russian Regional Governance. Her latest, Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order, was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.
Stoner received her bachelor’s and master's degrees in political science from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.