Mariana Budjeryn is a Research Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. She is also an Associate with the Negotiation Task Force (NTF) of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and a Project Affiliate of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA).

Formerly, Dr. Budjeryn held appointments as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MTA, as a fellow at the Davis Center, and as a visiting professor at Tufts University and at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. Mariana’s research focuses on the international non-proliferation regime, arms control, and post-Soviet nuclear history. Her analytical contributions appeared in The Nonproliferation ReviewHarvard International ReviewWorld Affairs JournalArms Control TodayThe Washington PostBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsWar on the Rocks, and in the publications of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where she is a Global Fellow.

Mariana’s book Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine is forthcoming in 2022 with Johns Hopkins University Press. She holds a PhD in Political Science, 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.