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.

Jul
26
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Casey Michel ('15) discusses the Kremlin's funding of a Moscow conference for Western separatists in The Diplomat.
Jul
21
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Harriman Institute's Masha Udensiva-Brenner writes about Russian émigrés in Brooklyn who love Trump and hate Putin.
Jul
21
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Anna Frajlich-Zajac, senior lecturer, retired this spring after teaching Polish language and literature at Columbia for thirty-four years. Read the profile in Harriman Magazine.
Jul
18
Monday, July 18, 2016
Ronald Meyer's translation of Dostoevsky's "The Gambler" and "A Nasty Business" has been published by Penguin Classics UK in their colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins.
Jul
12
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tanya Domi and Praveen Madhiraju co-authored an op-ed in Open Democracy on the Bytqis brothers from New York, who 17 years ago were murdered and dumped in a mass grave by Serbian special forces.
Sep
13
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 W. 118th Street, 15th Floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Robert Legvold, Marshall Shulman Professor Emeritus and former director of the Harriman Institute, about his new book, Return to Cold War (Polity, 2016).
Sep
20
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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 Mykola Riabchuk

Oct
25
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

Lyuba Yakimchuk, a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter and journalist, was born in Pervomaisk, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine.

Feb
18
Saturday, February 18, 2017
6:10 - 8:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

The Student Group of the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations held a private forum with Ambassador Jack Matlock.