Dr. Charles Ziegler
Department of Political Science
Charles E. Ziegler is Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Louisville, and University Scholar. He is founder and Director of the Institute for Democracy and Development, and founder of the Center for Asian Democracy. Aspecialist on Russia and Eurasia, Ziegler is co-editor (with Judith Thornton) of The Russian Far East: A Region at Risk (University of Washington Press, 2002), and author of The History of Russia(Greenwood Press, 1999), Foreign Policy and East Asia (Cambridge University Press, 1993), and Environmental Policy in the USSR (University of Massachusetts Press, 1987). In addition, he has written over fifty book chapters and articles for such professional journals as Comparative Politics, Political Science Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Problems of Post-Communism, Asian Survey, International Politics, Policy Studies Journal, and Pacific Review.
Ziegler has held an International Research and Exchanges Board Advanced Individual Research Opportunity grant, a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Korea, an International Affairs Fellowship of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Hoover Institution National Fellowship. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations. Recent papers include “The Russian Diaspora in Central Asia: Russian Compatriots and Moscow’s Foreign Policy” (in Demokratizatisiya, 2006),“The Energy Factor in China’s Foreign Policy,” in Journal of Chinese Political Science(2006), “Russia, China, and Energy in Central and East Asia” (in Energy Wealth,Governance and Welfare in the Caspian Region, 2006); and “US Strategy in Central Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization” (Mirovaiya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnyeotnosheniya 2005).
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