Peter Oppenheimer has been a
Student (i.e. Fellow) of Christ
Church, Oxford since the late 1960s.
Until 2000, when he was appointed
President of the Oxford Centre for
Hebrew and Jewish Studies, his main
function was teaching economics.
Although a fluent Russian speaker, he
had no professional involvement with
Russia until the Gorbachev era of the
late 1980s. Since then he has worked
on Russian economic policy issues
and has represented western investors
on the Boards of several Russian