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Alexander Cooley Interviewed by The Hill Times about Kleptocrats as Patrons of the Arts
March 21, 2022

Alexander Cooley (Claire Tow Professor of Political Science) is interviewed by The Hill Times about how Western firms recast kleptocrats as patrons of the arts and global philanthropists. “Cooley highlighted Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s purchase of the English football team Chelsea in 2003 as ‘the most high-profile move in the reputation management playbook.'”

Photo: via Wikimedia Commons: Roman Abramovich (center), Chelsea vs. Arsenal (May 29, 2019)