In an Oct. 7 speech at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, former Finland Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said his interest in European integration began in a classroom at Furman University in the 1980s.
Stubb, a 1993 Furman graduate, currently serves as Finland’s Minister of Finance and is Governor of the European Investment Bank. He served as Prime Minister of Finland from June 2014 to May 2015. His speech at the College of Europe is available online.
Stubb, graduated from Furman with a degree in political science and was awarded the Bradshaw-Feaster Medal for General Excellence as the top male graduate in the class. In addition to earning a Ph.D. in international politics from the London School of Economics, he has a M.A in political science from the College of Europe and a diploma on French language and society from the Sorbonne University in Paris.