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Max Bader

University Lecturer

Dr. M. Bader
+31 71 527 2182

Max Bader is a university lecturer at the Institute for History.

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Max Bader is University Lecturer with expertise on Russia and Eurasia.

Curriculum vitae

Before coming to Leiden University in 2013, I was a lecturer and researcher at the University of Amsterdam, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and the OSCE Academy, and a visiting scholar at George Washington University and the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.


My research interests include elections, corruption, authoritarian politics, and democratization, and has been published in journals such as Democratization, Post-Soviet Affairs, Russian Politics, Research & Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Representation, Communist and Post-Communist Studies.

I currently lead the research project Civil Society against Corruption in Ukraine: Political Roles, Advocacy Strategies, and Impact. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and carried out together with the Anti-Corruption Research and Education Centre (ACREC) of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.

I also coordinate the project Human Security and Con´Čéict in Ukraine: Local Approaches and Transnational Dimensions, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and carried out in cooperation with Carnegie Europe, the Ukrainian Institute for Public Policy, and Right to Protection (Ukraine).

Outside academia

Outside academia I am involved in the following activities:

  • Policy evaluation for USAID, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and OSCE/ODIHR
  • Statistical analyst in OSCE/ODIHR election observation missions
  • Election observation for OSCE/ODIHR
  • Public speaking on politics and international affairs in post-Soviet Eurasia


Native: Dutch
Full professional proficiency: English, Russian, German
Limited working proficiency: Ukrainian, French
Reading: Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Tajiki, Belarusian

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.15b



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