P. Berenson, Marc

Senior Lecturer

King's College London, King's Russia Institute, United Kingdom

United States

Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2007/2008

Ph.D. Institution

Princeton University, United States


Marc Berenson received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University in 2006 with a dissertation entitled "Re-Creating the State: Governance and Power in Poland and Russia." His work focuses on public policy in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, with particular attention to the comparative analysis of post-communist governing institutions, tax compliance and social welfare issues in Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
He has worked as a research analyst for several organizations, including the American Bar Association, the EastWest Institute, the Carter Center and the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. After receiving his BA from Harvard University, he founded and directed from 1996 to 1998 the "Law in Action" program for Freedom House in Kyiv, Ukraine.
A recipient of over a dozen academic grants and fellowships, a regular participant of several conferences such as those of the American Political Science Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, and a founding member of AdmReformNet (the International Network of Experts on the Issues of Administrative Reform in Post-Soviet Countries).

Marc is fluent in Russian and Polish and has a reading knowledge of Ukrainian.
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