David J. Kramer is senior fellow at the McCain Institute and senior fellow in the Václav Havel Program on Human Rights and Diplomacy at Florida International University’s Green School of International and Public Affairs. He served as assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor; senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund; and as president of Freedom House. He is the author of the recent book “Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin’s Regime.” He received his master’s degree in Soviet studies from Harvard University and his bachelor’s in Soviet studies and political science from Tufts University. With his extensive background in European and Eurasian affairs, Kramer writes and contributes to the conversation about Russia in various media outlets.
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