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.

Feb
23
Thursday, February 23, 2017
"During the Cold War, dance allowed warring political camps to find common ground onstage—something scholars and former dancers testified to during the Harriman Institute and Barnard dance department’s “Dancing the Cold War: An International Symposium” this past weekend." Read more. (Lexa Armstrong, Columbia Spectator, February 22, 2017)
Feb
22
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Historian Mark Mazower reviews for the Financial Times a collection of books that trace the history of migration and explore why xenophobia persists today while its opposite, philoxenia, wanes.
Feb
21
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, and Director of the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations) discusses Russia's response to the turmoil in the White House on Charlie Rose with guest host John Hockenberry.
Feb
21
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, discusses President Trump's apparent reversal on Russia and Crimea on Salon.com.
Feb
16
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Tanya Domi, adjunct professor of international and public a affairs,
Jan
17
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri
Harriman Institute Atrium (420 W. 118th Street, 12th floor)
Please join us for an exhibition of selected works by Oleg Vassiliev, regarded as a key member of the Nonconformist Art movement. The exhibit, presented by the Kolodzei Art Foundation, includes Vassiliev's 1961-62 Metro Series. On view 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri. Opening reception Monday, January 23, 2017.
Feb
24
Friday, February 24, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute of America for a conference commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution and the creation of the modern Ukrainian state.
Feb
24
Friday, February 24, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00am - 6:30pm
Deutsches Haus, Columbia University (420 116th St, 1st Floor)

Please join us for a three-day conference entitled "All Things Living and Not: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Non-Anthropocentric Perspectives in Slavic Studies."

Feb
26
Sunday, February 26, 2017
2:00pm
Lerner Cinema, Lerner Hall (2920 Broadway)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the student association Aryeh for a screening of the film Operation Wedding (2016), followed by a Q&A with director and producer Anat Zal

Feb
27
Monday, February 27, 2017
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Olga Shevchenko, Professor of Sociology at Williams College.