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.

Sep
2
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Ole Solvang ('05), researcher and security adviser for Human Rights Watch, discusses the civilian casualties in Luhansk, and condemns both rebels and the Ukrainian government for violating international human rights law by using grad rockets in populated areas.
Sep
2
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) discusses China's push for unity in Central Asia in The Global Times. You can also listen to him interviewed about Kyrgyzstan on 774 ABC Melbourne with Raf Epstein.
Sep
2
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) argues in The Moscow Times that the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will have little clout without Ukraine.
Aug
28
Thursday, August 28, 2014
In a guest post on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage, Harriman Director Timothy Frye writes that he "found that while a voter’s ethnicity and language influenced a hypothetical vote choice, a candidate’s language and ethnicity were far less relevant.
Aug
28
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Jack L. Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, was part of a U.S.-Russian team of experts and former officials that met on an island off Finland and developed a 24-step plan to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, known as the Boisto Agenda.
Sep
3
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

Please join us for a talk by Malte Rolf (University of Bramberg) discussing his recent book Soviet Mass Festivals, 1917-1991

Sep
12
Friday, September 12, 2014
12:30pm
1512 International Affairs Building

Ambassador Kelly will discuss his experiences working with Russia during his foreign service career, in addition to opportunities at the State Department.

Sep
12
Friday, September 12, 2014
2:00 pm
St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University
Please join us in celebrating the life of Robert L. Belknap (1929 - 2014), professor emeritus of Russian in the Department of Slavic languages.
Oct
2
Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Center on Global Energy Policy for a talk by Dr. Agnia Grigas on energy security in Eastern Europe, focusing on new EU states, Belarus, and Ukraine. 

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.