Charles Pflieger


Research Associate, Imperiia Project

Charles Pflieger graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a degree in Political Science. His research focused on the People’s Republic of China and in 2017 he studied in Beijing, China at Tsinghua University. From 2018 to 2021, Charles served as Congressional Staffer in the United States House of Representatives. During his time in the House, Charles worked on foreign affairs issues relating to the Peoples' Republic of China and the Russian Federation, including bills such as the Hong Kong People's Freedom and Choice Act of 2020. Following the events of January 6, 2021, Charles began his studies in International Relations. He is interested in researching the effects of corruption on the power dynamics of Post-Soviet states.