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.

May
24
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, discusses the reasons behind the unpredictability of Russia's political future in Foreign Affairs.
May
24
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor of History, is one of seventy scholars who signed an open letter to the president of Ukraine protesting the passage of the recent de-communization laws, enacted with the help of the historian and political activist Volodymyr Viatrovych. Amar appeared on WNYC to discuss the effects of what he refers to as Viatrovych's "whitewashing" of Ukrainian history. Listen to the discussion, and read the transcript, here.
May
19
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History, argues that there can be no solution to the Greek financial crisis without the EU agreeing to debt relief.
May
18
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In January 2014, Diego Benning Wang (MARS-REERS, ’16), then an undergraduate student at New York University (NYU), traveled on a tourist visa to the North Caucasus, a politically unstable mountainous region in the southwestern corner of the Russian Federation. He was returning to the area for the second time in six months in hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of the land and its cultures in the wake of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing—the attack was executed by ethnically Chechen émigrés with ties to Dagestan. Read more.
May
11
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
We are delighted to announce that Valentina Izmirlieva, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Slavic Department Chair, and Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, each received competitive awards from the President’s Global Innovation Fund at Columbia to fund their noteworthy projects.

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