Dr. Svet Derderyan

Dr. Svet Derderyan

Professor of Instruction in Political Science | University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Svet Derderyan is a Professor of Instruction in Political Science at University of Colorado Boulder and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Denver. He grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to the US as a teenager for college. His research focuses broadly on global anti-corruption, the role of international organizations in democratization, and foreign direct investment and economic development.

His most recent co-authored publication, “Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Vol. III” (2017) explains the evolving authority and structure of the 76 most prominent international organizations since the 1950s. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Derderyan has given multiple talks on corruption, European-Russian and American-Russian relations in the post-Cold War era and the role of civic activism in democracy promotion.

Dr. Derderyan obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2015. Prior to that, he worked as a Consultant at MarketBridge in Washington, DC and Toronto; as an Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch in New York and as a Legislative Assistant at the United States Senate (the US Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Max Baucus D-MT). He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hamilton College in New York in 2006 with degrees in Economics and International Relations.

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