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Trump and Putin in Helsinki

Alexander Stubb gave the address at Furman's 2017 commencement and received an honorary degree from the university.

Alexander Stubb, a 1993 Furman graduate and the former prime minister of Finland, talked with CNN prior to President Trump’s meeting on Monday with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Stubb, who graduated from Furman with a degree in political science, is currently a vice president of European Investment Bank.  He previously served as Finland’s finance minister, trade minister, Europe minister and foreign minister, as well as a member of the Finnish Parliament and of the European Parliament. He also has degrees from the College of Europe, the Sorbonne and the London School of Economics.

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