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.

Aug
20
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A Washington Post article by Rick Noack on physical violence in the Ukrainian Parliament quotes Tarik Amar, Assistant Professor of History: "In the past, physical violence has often been used in the parliament to block procedures and to cause gridlock... The inability of many Ukrainian politicians to respect parliament's basic rules could easily augment the polarization of the country."
Aug
14
Thursday, August 14, 2014
"It would be tragic if U.S.-supplied ammunition or armaments ended up killing the very Ukrainian civilians that Washington hopes will be coaxed back into a unified Ukrainian state," writes Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Aug
7
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Robert Legvold, Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Harriman Institute, has contributed a number of pieces on U.S.-Russian relations and the crisis in Ukraine to The National Interest.
Aug
6
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Moscow publishing house MediaMir has just released Three Days in August, an eyewitness account, with photographs, of the August 1991 putsch in Moscow, co-authored by Nadezhda Azhgikhina and Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy.

Aug
6
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Ole Solvang ('05), whose Human Rights Watch report Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov referenced while criticizing the laws-of-war violations by Ukrainian government forces, responds to the Minister's comments in The Moscow Times.
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) on his book Soviet Mass Festivals, 1917-1991

Sep
12
Friday, September 12, 2014
12:30pm
1512 IAB

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.