Seascape Capital Annual Client Event

Seascape Capital Annual Client Event

by Laurie Barrett on Nov 9, 2022

November 3, 2022:  Clients and friends of Seascape Capital enjoyed an evening with Mariana Budjeryn at the One Hundred Club for Seascape Capital's annual client event.


Monica explained how she met Mariana and invited her to speak at Seascape's annual client event:

"I met Mariana on the plane returning from vacation.  At the end of the flight, I had learned some very intriguing facts:

·       That she was an analyst, had earned her PhD, and had fought for her doctoral thesis topic that included analyzing the forces that led to Ukraine’s 1994 nuclear disarmament;
·       that she was Ukrainian and earned her BA in political science there;
·       that she has a book coming out in December, The Collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine--which I preordered as soon as the plane landed,
·       and that her 70-something year old mother, who remains in her homeland, is one of the many brave Ukrainians supporting the battle against the invading Russian forces. Now, mom isn’t on the front lines; she makes undergarments for the troops, but she is one strong thread in the larger fabric of the country’s tenacity. Her extremely accomplished daughter can describe the hand of that fabric at the granular level as well as from 1000 feet up—and in doing so weave in all the very important geopolitical implications.

Mariana's list of accomplishments is long:
-Mariana is a Senior Research Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.
-Formerly, she held appointments as:
·       a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MTA
·       a fellow at Harvard Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
·       and as a visiting professor at both Tufts University and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.

Mariana’s research focuses on the international history and politics of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Her research and analytical contributions have appeared in
·       the Journal of Cold War Studies
·       Nonproliferation Review
·       Foreign Affairs
·       Washington Post
·       Boston Globe
·       Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
·       and in the publications of the Woodrow Wilson Center where she is a global fellow.

She is a regular contributor to CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, France 24, The Guardian, and other media that seek out her analysis on the war in Ukraine.

She IS THE expert you want speaking to you on this topic. We’re so grateful to have spent the evening in discussion with Mariana and clients and friends of Seascape Capital at such a moment in time."


Mariana's book: Inheriting the Bomb: The Collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine  is due to be published by John Hopkins University Press in December 2022.