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BGIA Program Staff:

Jonathan Becker

Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement at Bard College; Associate Professor of Political Studies; Director, Globalization and International Studies

Jonathan Becker
Jonathan Becker is Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement at Bard College. He also directs Bard’s academic program in Global and International Studies. He has written extensively on Soviet and Russian media, media and democratization, and US/Russian relations. Recent works include: ‘Lessons from Russia: A Neo-Authoritarian Media System,’ European Journal of Communications, June 2004; Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition (revised and expanded edition, Palgrave: 2003); and ‘Keeping Track of Press Freedom,’ European Journal of Communications, March 2003. In 2004, he served as a consultant for the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2020 project, facilitating workshops of international scholars from Europe and the former Soviet Union, and preparing a report on Eurasia. He was previously Assistant Vice President of the Central European University in Budapest and European Director of the Civic Education Project. He has taught at Yale, Wesleyan and Birmingham Universities. He received his doctorate from St. Antony’s College, Oxford in 1993.