UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, July 2015 to Present
Professor and Chair, Russian and East European Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Political Science
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, August 2012 to June 2015
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science
Responsible for managing PhD department with twenty-five FTE faculty
Started new masters’ program in Security and Resilience Studies
Chair, Executive Committee, Center for International Affairs and World Cultures
Helped 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
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.
A.B. cum laude in Social Studies June 1989.
The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries. Hilary Appel and Mitchell A. Orenstein. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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 Postcommunist Europe. Mitchell A. Orenstein. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2001.