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
15
Monday, September 15, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) writes about ethnic tensions in southern Kyrgyzstan and how they overshadow Beijing's role there (China in Central Asia); you can also read his analysis of Putin's recent Seliger Youth Forum comments on the role of nationalism in Kazakhstanin in The Dimplomat.
Sep
9
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Stephen F. Cohen ('69), Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, argues in The Nation that irresponsible U.S. policies toward Russia and its neighbors have led us into "the worst and potentially most dangerous American-Russian confrontation in many decades."
Sep
9
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
"Russia cannot be allowed to dictate what happens in eastern Ukraine, but neither can it be ignored, especially when it is aligned with a large segment of the population," writes Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of Political Science, in The European.
Sep
8
Monday, September 8, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses NATO and the Ukraine crisis on PBS Newshour and in Huffington Post.
Sep
8
Monday, September 8, 2014
The events in Ukraine and the resulting tensions between the U.S. and Russia are rapidly developing, and our experts are frequently commenting in the media.
Sep
11
Thursday, September 11, 2014 to Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)

 “Suprematism, UNOVIS and Lazar Khidekel” is an exhibition of 24 prints of works from the Khidekel Archive, one of the most comprehensive archives of the Russian avant-garde.

Sep
15
Monday, September 15, 2014
4:00PM
1512 IAB
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk by Ranko Krivokapić, Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro.
Sep
23
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
12:00PM - 1:30PM
1512 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th Street
Please join the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the Harriman Institute for a panel discussion about recent events in Ukraine.
Sep
24
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6 pm - 7 pm
1501 IAB, 420 West 118th Street
Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, will give a talk on Armenia and foreign policy. The discussion will be moderated by Merit E. Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs. This event is co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute. Registeration required;follow this link to register.
Sep
25
Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00PM
1512 IAB
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary General.