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
2
Friday, December 2, 2016

Dr. Ewa Kołodziejczyk (Harriman Visiting Scholar, Spring 2013) has been awarded the Professor Tadeusz Kotarbinski Prize for her book Amerykańskie powojnie Czesława Miłosza [The American Postwar Years of Czesław Miłosz].

Nov
30
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
"Scholarship as the Art of Life-Contributions on Serbian Literature, Culture, and Society by Friends of Radmila (Rajka) Gorup" has just been published by Slavica Publishers.
Nov
29
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, urges, in the New York Times, for president-elect Donald Trump to be aware of Putin's dual-sided nature, and to continue the general policies toward Russia that he will inherit from President Obama.
Nov
16
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
CESS (Central Eurasian Studies Society) posthumously awarded its inaugural Lifetime Service to the Field Award to Edward A. Allworth (Professor Emeritus of Turco-Soviet Studies).
Nov
14
Monday, November 14, 2016
Victoria Koroteyeva (Adjunct Professor of International Affairs) and Dmitry Dubrovsky (Associate Research Scholar, Harriman Institute; Fellow, Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund) were among the chief organizers and participants in the events hosted by the Center of Independent Social Research.
Oct
19
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to Friday, December 16, 2016
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
EXHIBIT VIEWING HOURS: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

This show features an abridged collection of the photography of Mark Serman, with works spanning from his birthplace of Leningrad, U.S.S.R. to New York City, where he settled after his forced emigration in 1977.
Dec
5
Monday, December 5, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Eileen Kane, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in Global Islamic Studies at Connecticut College, about her book, Russian

Dec
5
Monday, December 5, 2016
7:30 pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University, and the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, for a screening of Ukrainian Sheriffs, Ukraine’s entry for the 2017 Oscars, and a discussion with the film director Roman Bondarchuk. Co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Museum.
Dec
5
Monday, December 5, 2016
7:00pm
Julius S. Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Please join the Barnard College Department of Dance and the Harriman Institute for a panel discussion in tribute to Lynn Garafola on the occasion of her retirement from teaching at

Dec
6
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
7:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, for a screening of The House on Seven Winds: Vasyl Makhno’s Portrait.