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.

Oct
15
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Sergei Antonov, former Harriman Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-13), now Assistant Professor in the Yale University History Department, Benjamin Peters (Communications, 2010), now Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa, and David Szakonyi (Political Science, 2016), now Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University, are among the 2017 prize winners announced by ASEEES.
Oct
15
Sunday, October 15, 2017
ASEEES announced the winner of the 2017 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, awarded for an outstanding monograph dealing with international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.
Oct
10
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
In this episode of our podcast on EurasiaNet, Masha Udensiva-Brenner sits down with Harriman Institute Director Alexander Cooley to discuss his recent book, Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia, co-authored by John Heathershaw. The book challenges popular assumptions about Central Asia, and provides context on President Donald Trump’s stance toward the formerly Soviet states, highlighting how luxury real estate can enable money laundering.
Oct
4
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, dismisses the commonly held perception that the number of Russian experts is dwindling, pointing to the increasing number of articles about Russia published in top political science journals. Read his article in the National Interest.
Sep
25
Monday, September 25, 2017
Jack Snyder (Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations) is co-editor of Human Rights Futures, published in August 2017 by Cambridge University Press.
Oct
19
Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Olena Nikolayenko (Fordham University) of her book Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Oct
19
Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:00pm
1501 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, 15th floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute and New York University's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a panel discussion with Barnett Rubin (New York University), Ekaterina Stepanova (IMEMO) and Dipali Mukhopadyay (Columbia-SIPA). Chairs: Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker.
Oct
20
Friday, October 20, 2017
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture at Columbia University’s East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a presentation by art historians Daša Pahor and Alex Johnson, proprietors of Antiquariat Daša Pahor in Munich, a boutique dealer of unusual printing, underground publications, rare broadsides, and separately issued maps and manuscripts.
Oct
21
Saturday, October 21, 2017
4:00pm
Auditorium Hall at DCTV (87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
Please join us for a round table organized by The New Review/Novyi Zhurnal in co-partnership with the Harriman Institute. This event will be held at DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center) as part of a program dedicated to the 75th anniversary of The New Review, the oldest Russian-language intellectual magazine in the US. The event will be conducted in English.
Oct
22
Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:30pm
American Museum of Natural History (Enter on 77th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia as we co-present the US premier of the film Siberian Love (20