Event Highlights: Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament and Why It Matters

This lecture by Mariana Budjeryn, Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom (MTA), took place on Thursday, April 11. It was moderated by Sanne Verschuren, Assistant Professor of International Security at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies.

Budjeryn’s talk, based on her book, revisits the history and politics of Ukraine’s nuclear decision-making in the early 1990s and their relevance to our present moment.


Budjeryn’s lecture was the inaugural event in the Pardee School’s Global Security Speakers Series. It was co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe as part of our “Europe in the World” series, an initiative of Kaija Schilde, Jean Monnet Chair in European Security and Defense. The aim of the Europe in the World series, supported by the European Union**, is to prompt critical reflection by a larger public on human and regional security informed by cross-national experiences and a variety of disciplinary lenses as well as to introduce or emphasize EU perspectives into ongoing debates around security integration and global challenges.

**Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the Erasmus+ Programme. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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