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.

Jul
30
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) argues that Russian influence has "filled the vacuum" in Kyrgyzstan after U.S. withdrawal from the Manas air base. "Kyrgyzstan stands as the nearest thing to a success story Central Asia can find," he writes in The Moscow Times. This, he laments, makes it all the more disconcerting that the country is mimicking Russia's repressive legislation.
Jul
29
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Ole Solvang ('05) discusses the use of Grad rockets in populated areas of Eastern Ukraine, arguing that both sides of the conflict should be held accountable for war crimes.
Jul
25
Friday, July 25, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses the escalating situation in Ukraine, with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, on Lawrence O'Donnell's "The Last Word."
Jul
23
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sophie Pinkham contextualizes the tragedy of flight MH17 and the Ukraine crisis in n+1 using the work of Kyiv-born Soviet writer Konstantin Paustovsky.
Jul
22
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The situation in Ukraine is rapidly developing and our experts are frequently commenting on it in the media. Read/watch the analysis by our faculty and students.
May
12
Monday, May 12, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014
Harriman Atrium, 12th floor IAB, 420 West 118th Street
The Harriman Institute, in collaboration with the Russian American Foundation and COJECO, presents an exhibit of photographs by Russian and American Jewish women—Svetlana Didorenko, Yulia Levit and Joan Roth.
Oct
24
Friday, October 24, 2014 to Sunday, October 26, 2014
Harriman Institute, Columbia University
The 15th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) will be held from October 24-26, 2014, at the Harriman Institute in New York, New York.