Dr. Christian Ruth is a historian of American foreign relations. His book manuscript, One-Third Rich and Two-Thirds Hungry: Development and Neoliberalism in the Late Cold War, examines how foreign aid and global socioeconomic development were changed after the Vietnam War. He is also working on a chapter on basic human needs strategies in aid and ethics, and a second manuscript on the effects of modern day monarchist movements on political extremism.
Before he arrived at the Reagan Institute, Christian was a lecturer on foreign relations, American history, and global affairs for Marist College, and SUNY Albany. He received his BA and MA in history from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in history from SUNY at Albany.