Mariana Budjeryn

Mariana Budjeryn

Postdoctoral Fellow | Research Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mariana Budjeryn is currently working on a book about the history of nuclear disarmament of Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan following the collapse of the Soviet Union focusing on the role of national identity, great power coercion, and international nonproliferation regime in the process of denuclearization. Mariana was a post-doctoral research fellow with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom (2017-2018) and Stanton nuclear security fellow (2016-2017), both at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. Mariana earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, and her B.A. in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. Her analytical contributions on post-Soviet disarmament and the current Ukrainian-Russian crisis have appeared in The Nonproliferation Review, World Affairs Journal, Arms Control Today, Harvard International Review, War on the Rocks, and the Wilson Center, where she is a partner in Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.

Nuclear history; nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament; security studies; Soviet history and post-Soviet transition; Russia
Eastern Europe
Current Project
Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Denuclearization of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine
Foreign Language


, Political Science
, Central European University