Author: Mariana Budjeryn

Dr. Mariana Budjeryn is a senior research associate with the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom (MTA). She is the author of Inheriting the Bomb: The Collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023). Formerly she was a Stanton nuclear security fellow with MTA and the International Security Program, a fellow at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and a visiting professor at Tufts University and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. Mariana’s research focuses on the international non-proliferation regime, arms control, nuclear crises, and post-Soviet nuclear history. Mariana leads MTA’s diversity, inclusion, and belonging program, including the Atomic Voices seminar series that provides a forum for marginalized voices and perspectives in the nuclear field. She is one of the architects and organizers of ACONA (Arms Control Negotiations Academy), an immersive course in arms control history, technology, and negotiation skills. Mariana is a senior non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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