Jon Harris is a graduate student studying at the Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES). He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015 with a BA in Russian and East European & Slavic Studies. As a graduate student within CSEES, Jon is pursuing Balkan and Russian languages and area studies. His primary research interests include ethnography, sociolinguistics, comparative politics, national and international security, and policy analysis. Jon aspires to work in either a defensive or diplomatic capacity for the federal government upon completion of his graduate studies.