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Suzanne Berger

Faculty Associate


Suzanne Berger

Suzanne Berger is the inaugural John M. Deutch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her current research focuses on politics and globalization. She co-chaired the MIT Production in the Innovation Economy project, and published Making in America: From Innovation to Market (MIT Press Direct, 2015). Berger created the MIT International Science and Technology Initiative, and participated in the 1989 Made in America project. She co-authored two books with with Richard K. Lester Made By Hong Kong (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Global Taiwan: Building Competitive Strengths in a New International Economy, (M. E. Sharpe, March 2005). She is the author of Notre Première Mondialisation (Seuil, 2005) and How We Compete (Crown Business, 2005).

Her earlier work focused on political development (Peasants Against Politics) and the organization of interests (Dualism and Discontinuity in Industrial Societies and Organizing Interests in Western Europe).

Berger served as head of the MIT Department of Political Science, founding chair of the SSRC Committee on West Europe, and vice president of the American Political Science Association. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The French government has awarded her the Palmes Academiques, Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite and the Légion d'Honneur.


  • John M. Deutch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University