A.M. CANDIDATE IN REGIONAL STUDIES—REECA
Cian Stryker was born in Marietta, Ohio and received a Bachelor's of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in Political Science and Russian, Eastern European Studies. While an undergraduate he studied Russian abroad in multiple post-Soviet states including Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. After graduation he completed the Boren Scholarship in Tajikistan where he studied Persian (Farsi). His research interests have included minority integration, regional security issues, and Chinese investment in Central Asia.