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
22
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
"Sofiya Tolstoy's Defense," by Sophie Pinkham, graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages, considers two novellas written in response to Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata" penned by the author's wife.
Oct
20
Monday, October 20, 2014
Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 500 words and their CVs. Submissions should include name, affiliation and contact details. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.
Oct
16
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) has been hired to co-author The Diplomat's "Crossroads Asia" blog. You can read his posts here. He also spoke with the Christian Science Monitor on Kyrgyzstan's energy woes and the U.S.'s shortsighted policy toward Central Asia.
Oct
15
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"Kelsey Davis (MARS-REERS ’15) discovered her interest in Russian history by chance—she was taking a modern European history course at the end of her sophomore year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville when her professor briefly mentioned the Gulag." Click on the heading to read more.
Oct
7
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, discusses Russian civil society with Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Oct
20
Monday, October 20, 2014 to Saturday, December 20, 2014
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)
Photographer Christopher Herwig has been hunting bus stops in remote corners of the former Soviet Union since he stumbled upon them while biking from London to St. Petersburg in 2002. The exhibition at Harriman will be showcasing 22 of the most fabulous bus stops from the Soviet era.
Oct
23
Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk by Tetiana Kostiuchenko.
Oct
23
Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:15pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute for a screening of Brasslands, a feature documentary by the Meerkat Media Collective (USA).
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.
Oct
24
Friday, October 24, 2014
2:00 pm
801 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a panel discussion.