Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, recently presented a paper at the 13th annual Aleksanteri Conference, held in Helsinki, Finland, Oct. 23-25. The theme of the conference was “Russia and the World.” Rutland’s paper, titled, “Power or Profit? Explaining Russia’s Foreign Trade,” was co-authored by Ivan Stoitzev ’13, and based on Stoitzev’s senior thesis.
At the conference, Rutland also chaired a panel on “Russia and Great Power Politics in Asia-Pacific” and, together with Stoitzev, participated in a panel on “Economic Issues in Russian Foreign Policy.”
Rutland is also professor of government, professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies, and a tutor in the College of Social Studies.