Ludwig Schulz is chairman of the board of MEIA Research and academic coordinator of the MEIA Middle East Summer Schools.
In addition, Mr. Schulz runs the Middle East Program of the Center for Applied Policy Research (C.A.P.) at Munich Ludwig Maximilian
University, and works as an external for the German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV) and the German Orient Institute (DOI) in Berlin. In addition, he is member of the board of Network Turkey. Since 2015, he is co-head of the editorial office of Germany's oldest scientific journal on the Middle East, ORIENT, published by the German Orient Institute
Mr. Schulz studied at Munich Ludwig Maximilian University and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey). He graduated in 2009 with a Magister Artium (M.A.) degree in Political Science and International Relations, History and Culture of the Near and Middle East/ Turcology, and European Law. Currently, he is working on his dissertation on the foreign policy of Turkey's AKP government. From 2011-2013 he held a graduates' stipend from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
In his research, various projects, and numerous publications Mr. Schulz focuses primarily on Turkey’s domestic and foreign affairs, economic and energy policies as well as societal issues, such as the Kurdish or minority issues. His fields of expertise also include cultural studies, the intercultural and interreligious dialogue as well as aspects of the living conditions of Turks in Germany. Mr. Schulz regularly lectures on Turkey and Middle East politics at academic and civic education institutions in Germany and abroad. His projects and activities brought him many countries in the MENA region, such as Algeria, Tunisia, Israel and the Gulf countries. Furthermore, at C.A.P. he managed the "Black Sea Young Reformers Fellowship" in 2013, dedicated to transformation processes at the Black Sea region, and since 2016 the Bavarian-Tunesian project "Political consultancy and strategy development" together with partner institutions in Tunisia.
One of Mr. Schulz's more recent publications is "German Near and Middle East Policy: Challenges and Strategy," in ORIENT, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 7-14 (together with Benedikt van den Woldenberg).