Director, Russia Matters Project at Harvard Kennedy School
Simon Saradzhyan is the founding director of the Russia Matters Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Mr. Saradzhyan also helps advance the Center’s US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. His research interests include international arms control, counterterrorism, and foreign, defense, and security policies of Russia and other post-Soviet states and their relations with great powers. Prior to joining the Belfer Center in 2008 as a full-time research fellow, Saradzhyan had worked as a researcher, consultant, and journalist in Russia for fifteen years. As a reporter, Saradzhyan covered a number of milestone security events in Russia on the ground. Saradzhyan earned a Master of Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002.