George HudsonMershon Associate 
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Wittenberg University
220F Mershon Center
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B.A., University of Colorado, Russian (1965)
M.A., University of Colorado, Political Science (1967)
Russian Area Certificate, Indiana University (1975)
Ph.D., Indiana University, Political Science (1975)

Gerry Hudson taught political science at Wittenberg University from 1972 to 2012, where he served as chair of the Political Science Department for 14 years and as director and founder of the Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program. He currently teaches Russian politics and Russian foreign policy in Ohio State's Department of Political Science, where he holds the title of lecturer.

Hudson has been affiliated with the Mershon Center since 1974, participating in a number of seminars and book projects, serving as editor and contributor to Soviet National Security Policy Under Perestroika, and co-editor (with Joseph Kruzel) of American Defense Annual, 1985-86.

He has written more than 90 articles, op-ed pieces, and conference papers about Russia and the Soviet Union in books and journals, including World Politics, Soviet Studies, Crossroads, and The Russian Review. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Dayton Daily News, The Columbus Dispatch, and the magazine Foreign Affairs.

Hudson has received grants for his research from the Fulbright Association (he has received two Fulbrights), International Research and Exchanges Board, National Science Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and Council on Foreign Relations. The Council grant allowed him to serve as an advisor on Soviet affairs in the U.S. Department of Defense (1978-79), where he worked on arms control issues and served on the U.S. negotiating team to reduce conventional armaments in Central Europe.  His first Fulbright grant permitted him to teach for a year in Moscow (1995-96), and his second to teach and do research in Tbilisi, Georgia (2010-11). He is the recipient of the U.S. Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.

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