Profile

Dr. Jonathan Z. Ludwig

Senior Non Resident Fellow Russia-Central Asia-US, Member of the SIA Advisory Board

Born in the United States, U.S. national. Dr. Ludwig is Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Oklahoma State University. He received his BA in Russian and Soviet Studies from Sewanee: The University of the South and his MA and PhD in Slavic Linguistics from Indiana University, Bloomington. A dedicated teacher-scholar with over twenty-five years’ experience in the classroom, Dr. Ludwig is nationally known for his work on video-aided instruction (VAI) and Russian across the curriculum (FLAC/CLAC), both of which he has successfully integrated into Russian-language programs. He has also written, taught, and lectured widely on Russian literature, history, and politics, including at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Internationally known for his work on Afghanistan and Central Asia, he has taught and lectured on that region in the United States, Europe, and Asia, with topics as diverse as the March 2005 Kyrgyz Revolution, the Kyrgyz “streetocracy,” Russian-American cooperation and confrontation in Central Asia, Chinese relations with the Central Asian states, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He has published on the SCO and on Sino-Afghan relations, the latter in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs and Griffith Asia Quarterly. He is particularly interested in strategic questions relating Russia and Eurasia as well as foreign language education and the overall state of the academy.