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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) argues in The Moscow Times that the Russian government is greatly exaggerating the threat posed by Central Asians, who may have been radicalized by the Islamic State, living in Russia.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses Russia's foray into Eastern Ukraine on The Takeaway and Putin's aggressive moves against the West on PBS Newshour with Hari Sreenivasan.
Friday, November 14, 2014
In an interview with Sputnik on the occasion of Fyodor Dostoevsky's birthday on November 11, Deborah Martinsen, former president of the International Dostoyevsky Society and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages, tackles the question of Dostoevsky's undisputed popularity in the West.
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Deborah Martinsen, Associate Dean for Alumni Education and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages, delivered the keynote lecture at the international conference on Guilt and Shame, held at the University of Copenhagen, October 30-31, 2014.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
We are pleased to announce that our first Civil Society Fellows have returned to share their outstanding experiences. You can find information about our Fellows as well as links to their full reports below.
Monday, October 20, 2014 to Saturday, December 20, 2014
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)
Photographer Christopher Herwig has been hunting bus stops in remote corners of the former Soviet Union since he stumbled upon them while biking from London to St. Petersburg in 2002. The exhibition at Harriman will be showcasing 22 of the most fabulous bus stops from the Soviet era.
Monday, November 24, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1512 IAB, 420 W 118th Street
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a discussion with the Consul General of Romania in NYC, Dr. Ioana Gabriela Costache.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
707 IAB, 420 W 118th St
Please join the Harriman Institute. East Central European Center and Columbia University Central and Eastern European Club for a film screening of award-winning Polish war film, Once My Mother.
Monday, December 1, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Room 412; Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (Schapiro CEPSR) 500 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
Please join the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Harriman Institute for a screening of To Russia with Love, a documentary about LGBT athletes and the Sochi Olympics, followed by a panel discussion with SIPA faculty member and Harriman fellow Tanya Domi and director Noam Gonick; moderated by Barnard professor Kimberly Marten. MUST REGISTER.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1501 IAB (420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia University's School of Journalism for a half-day forum on Eurasia.