Associate Professor
City University of Seattle


Areas of Expertise
Civil Society, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Leadership, Global Governance, Globalization, Human Rights, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Development, International Human Rights Law, International Law, International Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Multilateralism and Regimes, United Nations

Dr. Lüdert is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Associate Professor at City University of Seattle. Jan earned his Ph.D. at the department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is a World Affairs Council Fellow and Liu Institute for Global Issues Scholar alumnus. Jan is a committed, passionate and award-winning educator as recognized by the prestigious Killam Teaching Award as well as Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program Award.
He holds a First Class Honors Masters of Arts in International Relations from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Public Policy from Hamburg University for Economics and Politics. Jan studied at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania focusing on sociology and economics. As a senior manager Jan coordinated grassroots’ community programs in Botswana for Skillshare International.

His research is policy focused, combining theory building with rigorous analysis and application. Jan’s interests include International Relations, Political Theory, International History, Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-State Actors, Transnational and Cyberspace Politics, Global Norms, Human Rights, Security Studies, Public Policy, Humanitarianism, Technology, Psychoanalysis, Leadership and Ethics.

Jan is deeply involved in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research projects. He writes for the Ivory Tower, an E-International relations blog and is a founding member of Ilkmade, a social network site for political science scholars, journalists and practitioners.

Recent Publications
Lüdert, J. (2020). Let’s Talk: Transformative Leadership and International Relations, E-International Relations

Lüdert, J. (2019), Tracing the Role of Non-State Actors and Relevance of United Nations Venues through a Grounded Theory Approach (SAGE Research Methods Cases)

Lüdert, J. (2019) Lüdert on Macfadyen Eric Drummond and his Legacies – The League of Nations and the Beginnings of Global Governance (The London School of Economics and Political Science – Review of Books)

Lüdert, J. (2018), “An Alternative for Germany? Tracing Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ thesis in a right-wing populist party” in The Clash of Civilizations: Twenty-Five Years On (ed. David Orsi), (E-International Relations Edited Collections)

Lüdert, J. (2018) Lüdert on Karlsrud’s Norm Change in International Relations – Linked ecologies in UN peacekeeping operations (Academic Council on the United Nations System)

Lüdert, J. (in progress) Lüdert on Wurst’s The UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action (Academic Council on the United Nations System)