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MITCHELL A. ORENSTEIN
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
Northeastern University
301 Meserve Hall, Boston, MA 02115
tel: +1 202 415 4066
m.orenstein@neu.edu

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, August 2012 to Present
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science
• Responsible for managing PhD department with twenty-five FTE faculty
• Hired five new faculty through disciplinary and interdisciplinary searches
• Started new masters’ program in Security and Resilience Studies
Chair, Executive Committee, Center for International Affairs and World Cultures
• Help to establish and coordinate new interdisciplinary center for international studies

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, July 2007 to July 2012
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
S. Richard Hirsch Associate Professor of European Studies

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, August 1998 to July 2007
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Director, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center for European Studies, 2003-2007
Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Political Science, 2004-2007
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 1998-2004

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, January 2001 to August 2002
Fellow, Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, John F. Kennedy School of Government

BROWN UNIVERSITY, July 1996 to June 1998
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

YALE UNIVERSITY, Fall 1997
Lecturer, Department of Political Science

EDUCATION

YALE UNIVERSITY
Ph.D. 1996. M.A. 1993. Department of Political Science. Qualifying examinations: Comparative politics (distinction), political economy, contemporary political theory.

Winner of the 1997 Gabriel A. Almond Award of the American Political Science Association for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Comparative Politics.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
A.B. cum laude in Social Studies June 1989.

BOOKS AUTHORED

Privatizing Pensions: The Transnational Campaign for Social Security Reform. Mitchell A.
Orenstein. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Winner of the 2009 Charles Levine Prize of the International Political Association for the best book in comparative public policy and administration.

Polish translation published 2013. Warsaw, Poland: Polskie Towarzystwo Ekonomiczne.

Roma in an Expanding Europe: Breaking the Poverty Cycle. Dena Ringold, Mitchell A.
Orenstein, and Erika Wilkens. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2005.

Winner of the 2004 World Bank Europe/Central Asia Knowledge Fair Voter’s Choice
Award for the most innovative analytical and advisory activity.

Out of the Red: Building Capitalism and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe. Mitchell A.
Orenstein. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2001.

BOOKS EDITED

Pensions, Social Security, and the Privatization of Risk. Mitchell A. Orenstein. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2009.
Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions, eds. Mitchell A. Orenstein, Stephen L. Bloom, and Nicole Lindstrom. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press,
2008.

Pension Reform in Europe: Process and Progress, eds. Robert Holzmann, Mitchell A. Orenstein, and Michal Rutkowski. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2003.
Left Parties and Social Policy in Postcommunist Europe, eds. Linda J. Cook, Mitchell A.
Orenstein and Marilyn Rueschemeyer. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999.

JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND WORKING PAPERS

Mitchell A. Orenstein. Forthcoming. Pensions: Who’s Learning from Whom? In Daniel Kelemen, ed., Lessons from Europe. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2013. The Political Economy of Financial Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe. In Vivien A. Schmidt and Mark Thatcher, eds., Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Béland, Daniel, and Mitchell Orenstein. 2013. International Organizations as Policy Actors: An Ideational Approach. Global Social Policy 13, 125-43 (August).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2013. Pension Privatization: Evolution of a Paradigm. Governance 26:2, 259-81 (April).

Hilary Appel and Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2013. Ideas versus Resources: Explaining the Flat Tax and Pension Privatization Revolutions in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Comparative Political Studies 46:2, 123-52 (February).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2013. Recovering from Transition in Eastern Europe: Neoliberal Reform in Retrospect. In Stephen White, Paul G. Lewis & Judy Batt, eds., Developments in Central & East European Politics. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ebbinghaus, Bernhard, Mitchell A. Orenstein, and Noel Whiteside. 2012. “Governing Pension Fund Capitalism in Times of Uncertainty.” Global Social Policy 12:3.
David R. Cameron and Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2012. Post-Soviet Authoritarianism: The
Influence of Russia in its ‘Near Abroad.’ Post-Soviet Affairs 28:1 (January-March).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2011. Pension Privatization in Crisis: Death or Rebirth of a Global Policy
Trend? International Social Security Review 64:3 (July).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2011. Three Models of Contemporary Capitalism. In Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama, eds., New Ideas on Development after the Financial Crisis. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Katya Kalandadze and Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2009. Electoral Protests and Democratization: Beyond the Color Revolutions. Comparative Political Studies 42:11 (November).
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2009. What Happened in East European (Political) Economies? A Balance Sheet for Neoliberal Reform. East European Politics and Societies 23:4, 479-90 (Fall).
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2009. Transnational Actors in Central and East European Pension Reform. In Alfio Cerami and Pieter Vanhuysse, eds., Postcommunist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2009. Introduction. In Mitchell A. Orenstein, ed., Pensions, Social
Security, and the Privatization of Risk. New York: Columbia University Press.

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2009. Learning from International Experience. In Mitchell A. Orenstein, ed., Pensions, Social Security, and the Privatization of Risk. New York: Columbia University Press.
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2008. Postcommunist Welfare States. Journal of Democracy 19:4 (October).
Reprinted in Marc Plattner, Larry Diamond, and Francis Fukuyama, eds., Poverty, Inequality and Democracy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2008. Out-Liberalizing the EU: Pension Privatization in Central and
Eastern Europe.” Journal of European Public Policy 11 (October).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2008. Global Pensions Policy. In Nicola Yeates, ed., Understanding
Global Social Policy. UK: Policy Press.
Mitchell A. Orenstein, Stephen Bloom, and Nicole Lindstrom. 2008. A Fourth Dimension of Transition. In Mitchell A. Orenstein, Stephen Bloom, and Nicole Lindstrom, eds., Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions.
Mitchell A. Orenstein and Hans Peter Schmitz. 2006. The New Transnationalism and
Comparative Politics. Comparative Politics 38:4 (July).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2005. The New Pension Reforms as Global Policy. Global Social Policy
5:2 (August).

Mitchell A. Orenstein and Martine R. Haas. 2005. Globalization and the Development of Welfare States in Central and Eastern Europe. In Miguel Glatzer and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, eds., Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2003. Mapping the Diffusion of Pension Innovation. In Pension Reform in Europe: Process and Progress, eds. Robert Holzmann, Mitchell A. Orenstein, and Michal Rutkowski, eds. Washington, DC: The World Bank.
Mitchell A. Orenstein and Martine R. Haas. 2002. Globalization and the Development of Welfare States in Central and Eastern Europe. BCSIA Working Paper. John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (February).
Ilian G. Cashu and Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2001. The Pensioners’ Court Campaign: Making Law
Matter in Russia. East European Constitutional Review 10:4 (Fall).

Mitchell A. Orenstein and Lisa E. Hale. 2001. Corporatist Renaissance in Postcommunist Central Europe? In The Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late- Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies, eds. Christopher Candland and Rudra Sil. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 2000. How Politics and Institutions Affect Pension Reform in Three
Postcommunist Countries. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2310 (March).

Linda J. Cook and Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1999. The Return of the Left and its Impact on the Welfare State in Russia, Poland and Hungary. In Left Parties and Social Policy in Postcommunist Europe, eds. Linda J. Cook, Mitchell A. Orenstein and Marilyn Rueschemeyer. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Linda J. Cook, Mitchell A. Orenstein, and Marilyn Rueschemeyer. 1999. Conclusions. In Left Parties and Social Policy in Postcommunist Europe, eds. Linda J. Cook, Mitchell A. Orenstein and Marilyn Rueschemeyer. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1998. A Genealogy of Communist Successor Parties in East Central Europe and the Determinants of their Success. East European Politics and Societies 12:3 (Fall).
Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1998. Lawlessness From Above and Below: Economic Radicalism and
Political Institutions. SAIS Review 18:1 (Winter-Spring).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1998. Vaclav Klaus: Revolutionary and Parliamentarian. East European
Constitutional Review 7:1 (Winter).

Mitchell A. Orenstein and Raj Desai. 1997. State Power and Interest Group Formation: The Business Lobby in the Czech Republic. Problems of Post-Communism 44:6 (November- December).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1995. Transitional Social Policy in the Czech Republic and Poland.
Czech Sociological Review 3:2

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1995. The Czech Tripartite Council and its Contribution to Social Peace. In Evolution of Interest Representation and Development of the Labour Market in Post-Socialist Countries, eds. Jerzy Hausner, Ove K. Pedersen, Karsten Ronit. Cracow: Cracow Academy of Economic and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Karla Brom and Mitchell Orenstein. 1994. The Privatised Sector in the Czech Republic: Government and Bank Control in a Transitional Economy. Europe-Asia Studies 46:6.

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1994. Voucher Privatization and Restructuring in Slovakia. Prague: Institute for EastWest Studies.

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1994. The Political Success of Neo-Liberalism in the Czech Republic.
Prague: CERGE-EI Working Paper 68 (June).

Mitchell A. Orenstein. 1994. Report from the Workshop. In Investment Funds as Intermediaries of Privatization, eds. Marko Simoneti and Dusan Triska. Ljubljana: Central and Eastern European Privatization Network.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Mitchell A. Orenstein. Self-Destruct: Why Economic Paradigms Rise and Fall. Book Manuscript.

Mitchell A. Orenstein. Neoliberalism: Cresting of a Wave. Article in Preparation.

Mitchell A. Orenstein. The Soft Power of Economic Policy Paradigms. Article in Preparation.

Igor Guardiancich and Mitchell A. Orenstein. A Stable State? Political Cycles and Stability in the
Implementation of Radical Pension Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe.

SHORTER ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Truly Free Elections Could Solve Putin’s Problem with Protesters
Christian Science Monitor (December 28, 2011)

Who Needs a Flat Tax?
Les Echos (France) (November 10, 2011)
Het Financieele Dagblad (NL) (November 10, 2011) Wirtschaftsblatt (Austria) (November 15, 2011) L’Agefi (Switzerland) (November 15, 2011) Vilaggazdasag (Hungary) (November 14, 2011) Caijing Magazine (China) (November 14, 2011) Business Day (Nigeria) (November 15, 2011) Economy Watch (Singapore) (November 15, 2011) Business Weekly (Taiwan) (November 15, 2011) Gulf Times (Qatar) (November 15, 2011)
Pulling the Plug on Lukashenko.
China Daily (June 23, 2011) Today’s Zaman (June 23, 2011) Daily News Egypt (June 24, 2011) EurActive (June 24, 2011)
Buenos Aires Herald (June 28, 2011)
Korea Times (June 29, 2011) Moscow Times (June 30, 2011)
Cracks Deepen in Belarus’s Repressive Regime.
Guardian (UK) (February 9, 2011). Moscow Times (February 9, 2011).
National Daily Newspaper (Nigeria) (February 9, 2011). Beyond the Atlantic. The American Interest (July/August 2010).
Countering Democratic Regression in Europe and Eurasia. By Adrian Basora and Mitchell Orenstein. Conference Report, Johns Hopkins University SAIS and Foreign Policy Research Institute (October 2009).
From Neoliberalism to No Liberalism. Project Syndicate Op-Ed published in: Guatemala Times (December 5, 2008).
Daily News Egypt December 10, 2008). Taipei Times (December 14, 2008).
Daily Times (Pakistan) (December 18, 2008). Jamaica News Bulletin (February 6, 2008).
Back on Track: Polish Voters Give EU a Thumb’s Up. SAISPHERE (December 2007).

Review of Hilary Appel, A New Capitalist Order: Privatization and Ideology in Russia and Eastern
Europe, Perspectives on Politics 4:1 (March 2006).

Review of Susan Rose-Ackerman, From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in
Hungary and Poland, Governance, (2006).

Mitchell A. Orenstein and Serhiy Kudelia. A Stolen Election. The Moscow Times (February 27,
2008).

Ilian Cashu and Mitchell A. Orenstein. Buying the Pensioners’ Vote. The Moscow Times
(December 4, 2007).

Review of Hilary Appel, A New Capitalist Order: Privatization and Ideology in Russia and Eastern
Europe, Perspectives on Politics 4:1 (March 2006).

Review of Wade Jacoby, The Enlargement of the European Union and NATO, Comparative Political
Studies 38:7 (September 2005).

Review of Jane Leftwich Curry and Joan Barth Urban, eds., The Left Transformed in Post- Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine, Slavic Review 63:4 (Winter 2004).
Review of Gerald A. McDermott, Embedded Politics: Industrial Networks & Institutional Change in
Postcommunism, Contemporary Sociology 33:2 (March 2004).

Review of Karen E. Smith, The Making of EU Foreign Policy: The Case of Eastern Europe,
International Studies Review, Winter 2000.

Review of Francois Seurot, Les causes economiques de la fin de l’Empire sovietique, Slavic Review
56:1 (Spring 1997).

The Failures of Neo-Liberal Social Policy in Central Europe. Transition (28 June 1996).

Poland: Who’s Right? Who’s Left? Transition (11 August 1995). Poland: Presidential Possibilities. Transition (15 April 1995).
The Velvet Glove on the Iron Fist. Central European Business Week (June 3-9, 1994).

A Tragedy of Errors: Czechoslovakia’s avoidable ‘Velvet Divorce’. International Forum at Yale
(Fall 1992).

ARTICLES TRANSLATED INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Dileme izgradnje demokratske drzve u Slovackoj. Politicka Misao 33:2-3 (1996) (Croatian) (coauthor: Jonathan Stein).

Czeska rada trojstronna i jej znaczenie dla pokoju spolecznego. In Negocjacje: droga do paktu spolecznego, ed. Tadeusz Kowalak. Warsaw: Institute of Labor and Social Studies (1995) (Polish).

Investicne spolocnosti a fondy sa podielaju na restrukturalizacii privatizovanych firiem. Trend
(25 January 1995) (Slovak).
Investicne fondy, spolocnosti a kuponova privatizacia. Trend (18 January 1995) (Slovak). Kuponova Privatizacia a Restrukturalizacia na Slovensku. Prague: Institute for EastWest Studies
(1994) (Slovak).

MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 2006-10. Co- Principal Investigator for Title VI US Department of Education Grant for Cornell University/Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship Program in European Studies.
$1,500,000.

NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES, 2006-10. Co-Principal Investigator for Title VI US Department of Education Grant for Cornell/Syracuse University National Resource Center for European Studies. $872,000

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 2003-06. Co- Principal Investigator for Title VI US Department of Education Grant for Cornell/Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship Program in Trans-European Studies. $894,000.

NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES, 2003-06. Co-Principal Investigator for Title VI US Department of Education Grant for Cornell/Syracuse University National Resource Center for Trans-European Studies. $749,000

INDIVIDUAL GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

CHARLES H. LEVINE MEMORIAL PRIZE, 2009
Best Book on Comparative Public Policy and Administration. For Privatizing Pensions. International Political Science Association.
EUROPEAN UNION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE GRANT FOR POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRANSITION CLASS TRIP, 2009-10.
WORLD BANK EUROPE/CENTRAL ASIA KNOWLEDGE FAIR VOTER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR MOST INNOVATIVE ANALYTICAL AND ADVISORY ACTIVITY, 2004
For Roma in an Expanding Europe: Breaking the Poverty Cycle.
MACARTHUR FOUNDATION RESEARCH AND WRITING GRANT, 2001-02

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES, SPRING 2001
American Council of Learned Societies

WOODROW WILSON CENTER RESEARCH SCHOLAR, SUMMER 2000

HARVARD CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES VISITING SCHOLAR, SUMMER 1999

GABRIEL A. ALMOND AWARD, 1997
Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics
American Political Science Association

VISITING SCHOLAR, NUFFIELD COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, 1996

YALE DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP, 1995-96

WOODROW WILSON CENTER RESEARCH GRANT, SUMMER 1995

IREX INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, 1994-95

WOODROW WILSON CENTER SEMINAR IN EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES, 1994
Summer Seminar for Young Scholars in East European Studies

HENRY HART RICE ADVANCED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, 1993-94
Yale Center for International and Area Studies

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP FOR EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE, 1993
Institute of International Education, New York

ADVANCED GRADUATE TRAINING GRANT (HONORARY), 1993-94
ACLS-SSRC Joint Committee on Eastern Europe

PRE-DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP (HONORARY), SUMMER 1993
Council for European Studies, Columbia University

SUMMER LANGUAGE TRAINING GRANT, SUMMER 1992
ACLS-SSRC Joint Committee on Eastern Europe

YALE UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP, 1991-95

HARVARD COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP, 1985-87

SELECTED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

“Self-Destruct: Why Economic Paradigms Rise and Fall”
• University of Warwick, Institute for Advanced Study, 2013
• Northeastern University, 2012
• Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2011

“International Organizations as Policy Actors: An Ideational Approach”
• International Studies Association, 2013

“Buying Time in Belarus”
• Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2011
• Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2011
• George Washington University, 2011

“Lessons from Europe: Pension Reform”
• Rutgers University Center for European Studies, 2011

“Ideas vs. Resources: Explaining Pension Privatization and Flat Tax Revolutions in E. Europe”
• American Society for East European and Slavic Studies, 2011
• American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2011

“A Stable State? Political Cycles and Stability in Central and East European Pension Reforms”
• Council of European Studies, Barcelona, Spain, 2011
• Post-Communist Politics Lecture Series, George Washington University, 2010

“The Political Economy of Financial Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe”
• Council for European Studies Conference, Barcelona, 2011
• European Studies Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2011
• European Union Studies Association, 2011
• American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2010
• Comparative Politics Lecture Series, George Washington University, 2010

“Pension Privatization in Crisis”
• Workshop on International Influences on Pensions, University of Bremen, 2011
• Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Madrid, 2011
• Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (C-SPAN), 2011
• Symposium on Policy Paradigms and Social Learning, Suffolk University Law School
• GUSTO Pensions Network Meeting, University of Warwick, UK, 2010

“Russia’s Influence on Democratization in the Post-Communist Countries”
• American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2011
• Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2011
• American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2010
• Ukraine Conference, George Washington University, 2010

“Follow the Leader: Three Models of Contemporary Capitalism”
• New Ideas in Development Conference, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2009

“Privatizing Pensions: The Transnational Campaign”
• University of Geneva, Switzerland Conference on Transnational Social Policies, 2009
• Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center, 2008
• University of Oxford, 2007

“The EU and the Fight against Corruption in Romania and Bulgaria”
• University of California at Los Angeles International Institute, 2010

“The End of Neoliberalism?”
• Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2009
• International Studies Association, 2009

“Out-Liberalizing the EU: Pension Privatization in Central and Eastern Europe”
• University of Minnesota, 2008
• University of Warwick, UK, 2007
• British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies Annual Meeting, 2007
• London School of Economics, 2007

“The Emergence of Continental-Liberal Welfare Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe”
• University of Pennsylvania, 2008
• Cracow University of Economics, 2007
• American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2006

“Electoral Protests and Democratization: Beyond the Color Revolutions”
• Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2009
• American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2006

Additional Presentations
• Cornell University Conference on European Identity, 2006
• International Studies Association Annual Conference, 2006
• Transnational Politics in Postcommunist Europe Conference, Syracuse University, 2005
• American Political Science Association, 2005
• NSF Planning Workshop on Postcommunist Studies, Collegium Budapest, 2005
• Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2005
• Conference on European Union Accession, Claremont/McKenna College, 2005
• Globalization and Social Policy Network, McMaster University, 2004
• Central and East European Student Interest Group, Syracuse University, 2004
• American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2003
• Watson Institute Planning Conference on Social Protection, Brown University, 2003
• Murphy Institute Conference on Policy Learning, Tulane University, 2003
• American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2002
• American Political Science Association, 2002
• Kennedy School of Government Seminar, Harvard University, 2002
• American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2001
• American Political Science Association, 2001
• Hebrew University Conference on the Fall of Communism, Jerusalem, 2001
• World Bank/IIASA Conference on Pension Reform, Vienna, 2001
• American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2000
• Conference on Western Influences on CEE Transitions, Bratislava, 2000
• American Sociological Association, 2000
• Goekjian Lecture, Syracuse University, 2000
• International Conference of Europeanists, 2000
• Harvard Center for European Studies, 1999
• World Bank Conference on Pension Reform, Washington, 1999
• Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, 1999
• Cornell Institute for European Studies, 1999
• World Bank Brown Bag Seminar, 1998
• International Conference of Europeanists, 1998
• Open Society Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1998
• MIT Sloan School Executive Education Program, 1998
• Harvard Center for European Studies, 1997
• Yale Colloquium in International Security, 1997
• Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, 1997
• American Political Science Association, 1996
• Northeast Political Science Association, 1996
• American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1996
• International Conference of Europeanists, 1996
• University of Warwick, UK, 1996
• Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, 1995
• Institute of Labor Studies, Warsaw, 1995
• Central European University Department of Sociology, 1994

OTHER RESEARCH POSITIONS

CENTER FOR EUROPEAN POLICY ANALYSIS Senior Fellow. Washington, DC, 2010 to Present.
THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Freelance Writer. London, 1996 to 1999.
Wrote quarterly political-economic Country Forecast for Poland.

EAST EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW Affiliate. Budapest, Summer 1998 to Summer 1999. Wrote quarterly Czech Republic constitutional updates.
INSEAD
Research Fellow. Fontainebleau, France, Summer 1996.
Cooperated on research project on voucher privatization in 17 post-communist countries.

INSTITUTE FOR EAST-WEST STUDIES
Research Affiliate. Prague and Warsaw, 1993-95.
Conducted research on privatization investment funds in the Czech Republic and managed a research project on voucher privatization in Slovakia for the Slovak Ministry of Privatization.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Northeastern University
Professor. Department of Political Science, Fall 2012 to Present
• Europe and its Eastern Neighborhood, undergraduate elective, Spring 2013
• Democratization and Governance, graduate seminar, Fall 2013

Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor. School of Advanced International Studies, Fall 2007 to Spring 2012
• Europe and its Eastern Neighborhood, graduate seminar, Spring 2012
• Comparative National Systems, required core course, 2009-11
• Political Economy of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe, graduate seminar, 2007-10
• European Studies Student Research Trip to Central and Eastern Europe, 2009-11
• Free Market in Crisis, graduate seminar, 2008-11
• Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood, graduate seminar, Spring 2012
• Europe since the Cold War, graduate seminar, Fall 2008
• European Social Model, graduate seminar, Spring 2007
• Varieties of Capitalism, graduate seminar, Fall 2007
• Democracy and Democratization in Europe, graduate seminar, Fall 2007

Syracuse University
Associate Professor. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Fall 2004 to Spring 2007.
• Democracy and Democratization, graduate seminar, Fall 2004-2006
• Contemporary Political Transitions, advanced undergraduate class, 2004-2006.
• Politics of Post-Communist Europe, 2006.
• Global Europe Seminar, graduate seminar for international relations students, Fall 2004.
Assistant Professor. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Fall 1998 to Spring 2004.
• Research and Writing Seminar, required graduate seminar, Fall 2003.
• International Organizations, advanced undergraduate class, Spring 2003.
• Contemporary Political Transitions, advanced undergraduate class, Fall 2002.
• Politics of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, advanced undergraduate class, Fall 2002.
• Comparative Welfare States, graduate seminar, Spring 2000.
• Global Community, team-taught undergraduate intro course, Fall 1999.
• Comparative Government, undergraduate introductory course, Spring-Fall 1999.
• Post-Communist Social Policy, graduate seminar, Spring 1999.
• Transitions to a Market Economy, advanced undergraduate seminar, Fall 1998.

Moscow State University
Visiting Assistant Professor. Faculty of Public Administration, Fall 2000.
• Public Administration and Democracy, Fall 2000.

Brown University
Adjunct Assistant Professor. International Relations and Political Science, 1996-1998.
• Transformations in Eastern Europe, international relations senior seminar.
• Course Development Grant for a cross-regional comparative course on Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union with Professor Linda Cook, Summer 1997.

Yale University
Lecturer. Department of Political Science, Fall 1997.
• Democracy and Markets in Eastern Europe, undergraduate/graduate seminar.

Teaching Fellow. Department of Political Science, 1992-93.
• The New Europe of the 1990s with Professor David Cameron.
• Theories of International Relations with Assistant Professor Alex Wendt.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
• Editorial Board Member, East European Politics
• International Advisory Board Member, Jindal School of International Affairs, India.
• International Advisory Board Member, Global Social Policy, 2005-Present.
• American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), Committee on the Future of AAASS, 2002.
• Co-Director, Social Policy Network, Council for European Studies, 2003-04.
• Article Reviewer for Administrative Science Quarterly, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies, European Journal of Social Policy, Global Governance, Global Social Policy, Governance, Journal of Politics, Slavic Review, Social Forces, Socio-Economic Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, West European Politics, and World Politics.
• Book Reviewer for Cambridge University Press, Cornell University Press (IPE Series), Johns Hopkins University Press, Princeton University Press.
• Scholarship Committee, American Council of Learned Societies, East European Studies.

LANGUAGES
Proficiency in French, Czech, Polish and Slovak. Beginning German and Russian.

CITIZENSHIP
US citizen. Eligible for EU citizenship.