Ryan Zielonka

Next Generation Fellow


Next Generation Fellow
The National Bureau of Asian Reseach (NBR)


Ryan Ziolonka is a Next Generation Fellow at NBR.

As a Fellow, Mr. Zielonka participates in a variety of activities that support individual projects and institutional initiatives, including research, writing, and outreach efforts. He also conducts independent, policy-relevant research aimed at linking the academic and policymaking communities.

Prior to joining NBR, Mr. Zielonka worked as a teaching assistant in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, as a graduate writing tutor at the University of Washington’s Odegaard Writing and Research Center, and as a contributing editor for a prominent online health and fitness website.

Mr. Zielonka’s research interests include cyber security and data privacy, the defense policies of the U.S. toward East Asia, nontraditional threats to security within the international system, and international political economy. He is also interested in political theory, neuroscience, evolutionary and behavioral psychology, and applied epistemology.

Mr. Zielonka graduated with honors from the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, where he earned an MA in International Studies. He received his BA in Political Science also from the University of Washington and attended Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, for Japanese language training.

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