Charles E. Ziegler, Ph.D.
- Professor, Political Science
- Director, Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
- Distinguished University Scholar
- First Floor, Room 103
- Ford Hall, Belknap Campus
I was born in farm country near Plymouth, Indiana and graduated from a public high school there in 1971. Though most of my professional life has been spent in Louisville, I taught at a small college in Florida for one year before coming to UofL in 1980. I’ve also lived in California, Great Britain and South Korea, and traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and parts of Latin America. Hobbies include music, biking, hiking, pool volleyball, Taekwondo, and raising an energetic boy.
- The History of Russia, 2nd edition (Greenwood Press, 2009)
- “Civil Society, Political Stability, and State Power in Central Asia: Cooperation and Contestation,” Democratization, Vol. 17, Issue 5 (2010).
- “Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus after the Georgia Conflict,” in Roger E. Kanet, ed. Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
- “Neomercantilism and Energy Dependence: Russian Strategies in East Asia,” Asian Security, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2010).
- “Russia and China in Central Asia,” in James Bellacqua, ed. The Future of China-Russia Relations (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2010).
- BA in Political Science, Purdue University
- MA in Political Science, University of Illinois
- PhD in Political Science, University of Illinois
- Russia and Eurasia
- Politics of Oil
- Comparative Political Culture
- Theories of Comparative Politics
- Comparative Politics
- Political Economy
- Foreign Policy
- Comparative Democratization
- Russia and Eurasia
- Executive Director, Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations (since 1990)
- Frequent participant, chair, and discussant at national and international conferences
- Consultant to Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan, on PhD program
- Appointed to 3-year term, Chance School Board of Trustees
- Interviewed by CreationFilms for documentary on Afghanistan war, August 2010.
- Conference presentations:
- “Complexities of Sovereignty: Kosovo, Georgia, and Russian Foreign Policy” American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 5, 2010.
- “China’s Energy Relations with the Global South: The Potential for Great Power Realignment,” Association of Chinese Political Scientists, Endicott College, MA, August 1, 2010.
- Invited to present “China, Russia and Central Asia: Evolving Trends in Politics, Energy and Economics,” at a US Pacific Command/ Central Command workshop on PRC Strategy toward Central Asia, Chantilly, VA, July 15, 2010. Related to evolving US government strategy on Afghanistan.
Honors & Awards
- Hoover Institution National Fellowship, Stanford, 1985-86
- International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 1987-88
- Distinguished Alumnus, Purdue University, 1991
- Distinguished Research Award, University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences, 1991.
- Senior Fulbright Scholar, Pusan, Korea, 1995.
- Career Achievement Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville, 2001-02.
- College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Departmental Leadership, 2005-06.
- Listed in Who's Who in America, 1999-present
- University Scholar, University of Louisville, 2007-2012
- Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville, 2012-present