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.

Dec
6
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Masha Udensiva-Brenner tells the story of two Columbia Journalism grads who spent months digging into documents, news clips, and public records to figure out the mechanics behind Trump's deal in Batumi, Georgia. Listen here.
Dec
5
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Liza Knapp (Professor of Slavic Languages) received honorable mention from the Modern Language Association for her book Anna Karenina and Others.
Nov
30
Thursday, November 30, 2017
You can pick up a copy of the new issue in our office or view the PDF here.
Nov
28
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Kimberly Marten advocates for digital détente with Russia in the New Republic.
Nov
20
Monday, November 20, 2017
Kimberly Marten participated in “Russia’s Relations with the West One Year after the US Presidential Elections,” a conference jointly hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and PONARS Eurasia. You can watch some of her remarks on Voice of America (please note the footage is in Russian). [Read more]
Nov
13
Monday, November 13, 2017 to Thursday, January 11, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Exhibit runs from November 13, 2017 – January 11, 2018.

Dec
12
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027

Please join the European Institute, the Harriman Institute, and the Columbia Department of History for a student conference, part of Professor Victoria Phillip's course "Women as Cold War Weapons."

Dec
14
Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:00pm
404 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, Ground Floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute and EurasiaNet.org for a panel discussion about radicalization and the Uzbek diaspora, featuring speakers Navbahor Imamova (Voice of America), Edward Lemon (Harriman Institute), Peter Leonard (EurasiaNet), and Erica Marat. Moderated by Alexander Cooley (Harriman Institute).
Jan
24
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
7:30pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
Rainn Wilson (The Office) leads a troupe of actors from stage and screen in performing a night of Chekhov's tragically comedic tales. Laura Strausfeld, Chekhov superfan and curator of New York's annual celebration of the author's birthday, joins with Selected Shorts at Symphony Space to curate an evening of Chekhov's great works and raise a glass in honor of his 158th birthday.
Jan
24
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Miriam Schulz (Department of Yiddish Studies, Columbia University) about her German-language book Before The Bow That Was Drawn: The Vilnius Komitet and its documentation of the destruction of Polish Jewry, 1939–1940/4 (Metropol, 2016).