The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Our mission is to serve our community at the university and beyond by supporting research, instruction, and dialogue, sponsoring vibrant and multidisciplinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. We are committed to training the next generation of regional specialists to play leadership roles in setting the academic and scholarly agenda, making policy and challenging accepted truths about how we study our rapidly changing world.

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, and Director of the Program on US-Russia Relations) appeared on PBS Newshour Weekend with Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the Russia indictments, Yevgenii Prigozhin, and the Internet Research Agency troll farm.
Friday, February 16, 2018
После Сталина examines the post-Stalin fate of the Soviet project to create a “New Person.” The volume demonstrates that the project in fact became more important after Stalin, as the Soviet leadership sought mechanisms of control other than terror.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
 Bella Grigoryan (Ph.D. Slavic, 2011) is the author of Noble Subjects: The Russian Novel and the Gentry, 1762–1861, published by Northern Illinois University Press.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The proceedings of the 2016 conference held on the work of Polish poet Anna Frajlich (Lecturer in Polish Emerita), have been published in Kraków.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
In November 2017, the Harriman Institute and the Kyrgyz-American Foundation hosted an academic roundtable discussion on the issues facing the Kyrgyz diaspora in the United States; the event also featured Kyrgyz music, dance and cuisine. Read and watch a video about the event on
Monday, January 29, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
This exhibition features selected drawings from the late 1960s and early 1970s by prominent Russian artist Eduard Gorokhovsky (1929-2004), including works produced while he was living and working in Novosibirsk and artist’s prints from his Moscow period. Exhibit hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM excluding university holidays.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) for a talk with Ambassador James W.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Harriman Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building
Please join us for a talk with contemporary Russian writer Linor Goralik about her collected volume Found Life (Columbia University Press). She will be joined in conversation by co-editor of the volume Maya Vinokour, Faculty Fellow, Department of Russian & Slavic Studies, NYU.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Marci Shore of her book The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2017).
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2:10pm - 4:00pm
1201 International Affairs Building (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St)
Please join the European Institute, the Harriman Institute, and the History Department at Columbia University for a talk with A. Ross Johnson, History and Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Director, Radio Free Europe.