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
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
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.
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
5
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
"The internal dynamics within Hungary and Russia are distressingly similar. A populist, hard-right president has been painted as domestically centrist by the frothing, fascistic groups calling for territorial expansion and ethnic supremacy," writes Casey Michel in The Moscow Times.
Aug
20
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 to Thursday, August 21, 2014
8:00am-8:30pm
Low Memorial Library

The 29th Annual ROK-US Security Conference is a two-day conference featuring panel discussions and keynote addresses from ambassadors, prominent scholars, and policy practitioners engaged in resear

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
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.
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.

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.