Mariana Budjeryn

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Mariana Budjeryn (@mbudjeryn) is a Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom (MTA). She is the author of a new book Inheriting the Bomb: The Collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023). Formerly, she held appointments as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MTA, and a visiting professor at Tufts University and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.

Mariana is a member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academies of Sciences and a senior nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her research and analytical contributions appeared in the Journal of Cold War StudiesNonproliferation Review, Foreign Affairs, Washington PostBoston Globe, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, War on the Rocks, and in the publications of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where she is a Global Fellow.

She holds a PhD in Political Science and an MA in International Relations from Central European University (formerly in Budapest, Hungary), and a BA in Political Science from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. She is also on LinkedIn.

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