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Senior Fellow | Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Kathryn Stoner

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Kathryn Stoner is the deputy director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI); a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; and a senior fellow at the Center on International Security and Cooperation at FSI. She teaches in the political science and international relations departments at Stanford, as well as in the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Program. 

Prior to coming to Stanford, Professor Stoner was on the faculty at Princeton University for nine years, jointly appointed to the department of politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs. At Princeton, she received the Ralph O. Glendinning Preceptorship awarded to outstanding junior faculty. She also held various professorships and fellowships at Columbia University, McGill University, Harvard University, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. In addition to many articles and book chapters on contemporary Russia, she is the author or co-editor of five books. She recently finished a book project entitled Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Stoner received a BA and MA in political science from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in government from Harvard University. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Iliad State University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

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