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.

Apr
29
Friday, April 29, 2016
The documentary film Stalin’s Daughter, featuring Grace Kennan Warnecke, Chairman of the Board at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and outgoing Chairman of the National Advisory Council at the Harriman Institute, won the Silver World Medal in the Biography/Profiles category at the New York Festivals this year. The film was screened at the Harriman Institute last November.
Apr
28
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Abby Downing-Beaver (MARS-REERS ’16) has always been fascinated with languages and the cultural nuances they convey. Growing up in Missouri City, Texas, she tried to learn as many as possible. Unfortunately, her high school offered only French and Spanish, both of which she was already studying. Then her mother, a journalist, discovered a newspaper listing for a Russian language class at the Russian Cultural Center in downtown Houston. Read more.
Apr
26
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Tanya Domi (Adjunct Professor of International Affairs) was interviewed by Global Journalist about why the EU should forge ahead with Bosnia's application to join the union.
Apr
25
Monday, April 25, 2016
Casey Michel ('15) discusses, on the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project's (OCCRP) website, Azerbaijan's exploitation of a U.S. lobbying loophole in financing a congressional trip to Baku. Read the story.
Apr
25
Monday, April 25, 2016
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, is quoted as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations "Brain Trust" on the the staying power of Putin's rule. Read the article here.
Mar
3
Thursday, March 3, 2016 to Monday, May 2, 2016
Harriman Institute Student Lounge, Room 1202 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor)
Please join us for an exhibit by Benjamin Lussier, PhD candidate, Department of Slavic Language and Literatures, Columbia University.
Mar
21
Monday, March 21, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor)
Leonid Lazarev is a well‐known Russian photographer, born in 1937 in Moscow.
May
5
Thursday, May 5, 2016
4:15 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join us for a talk by Stanislaw Krajewski, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Poland.
May
6
Friday, May 6, 2016
7:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute, in collaboration with the East Central European Center, the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture, and LeitmotivArts, for a conversation with Mario Liguori, author of Prva ljubav (The First Love.)
May
9
Monday, May 9, 2016
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join us for a talk with Eszter Gantner, Herder-Institut, Germany.