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.

Jan
18
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, discusses the theories about president-elect Donald Trump's relationship with the Kremlin in Salon.
Jan
10
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, discusses on NY1 the implications of the new report from the Obama administration that accused Vladimir Putin of ordering a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.
Jan
10
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, writes in the Wall Street Journal that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's questions to Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson "should aim at getting him to admit how much sanctions have accomplished," and suggests three "hard questions" for Mr. Tillerson.
Jan
9
Monday, January 9, 2017
Oxford University Press has published Michael Stanislawski's (Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History) new book, Zionism: A Very Short Introduction.
Jan
9
Monday, January 9, 2017
Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, interviews 2012 MARS-REERS alumna, and current Ph.D. candidate in Columbia's Department of Slavic Languages, MARS-REERS alumna Sophie Pinkham on CSPAN about her new book, Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016).
Jan
17
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri
Harriman Institute Atrium (420 W. 118th Street, 12th floor)
Please join us for an exhibition of selected works by Oleg Vassiliev, regarded as a key member of the Nonconformist Art movement. The exhibit, presented by the Kolodzei Art Foundation, includes Vassiliev's 1961-62 Metro Series. On view 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri. Opening reception Monday, January 23, 2017.
Jan
18
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Kellogg Center, Room 1501 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th Street, 15th Floor.

As the world prepares for Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States, Russia experts will examine the impact of Russian hackers on the U.S.

Jan
19
Thursday, January 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations and Russian Studies & Policy lecture series for a presentation of a special issue, devoted to Russia's foreign policy, of Strategic Analysis, the bimonthly journal of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Support for this event was provided in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Jan
20
Friday, January 20, 2017
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building 420 West 118th Street)
Please join us for a talk with Martha Merrill, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Kent State University and Coordinator of the program's International Education and College Teaching Certificates.
Jan
20
Friday, January 20, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (420 W. 118th Street, 12th floor)
Please join us for a celebration of the life and work of Edward Alfred Allworth, Professor Emeritus of Turco-Soviet Studies at Columbia University and member of the Harriman Institute faculty for over a half-century.