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.

Mar
4
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Peter Zalmayev, a 2008 graduate of the Harriman Institute, writes in Al Jazeera that we may never know the truth about Boris Nemtsov's murder, but we can be sure that "the stage for this crime was set a long time ago."
Mar
2
Monday, March 2, 2015
de Haldevang was among 15 aspiring foreign correspondents selected by a panel of leading journalists from a pool of 175 applicants from 50 different colleges and universities.
Mar
2
Monday, March 2, 2015
Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and Deputy Director of Social Science Programming at the Harriman Institute, gave an interview in Steppe Dispatches on Central Asian foreign policy.
Mar
2
Monday, March 2, 2015

Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer in Polish and renowned Polish poet, is one of two subjects of an international seminar on "Polish Writers in Exile," to be held on March 17, 2015, at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Mar
2
Monday, March 2, 2015
Casey Michel ('15) argues in New Republic that "the Islamic State won't find a foothold in Central Asia."
Jan
29
Thursday, January 29, 2015 to Friday, March 13, 2015
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute for an exhibit of photographs depicting the performance art of Andrey Bartenev.
Mar
5
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:00pm
Harriman Atrium (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St.)
Please join us for a film screening of Wings of Desire (1978), the second installment of the "The Harriman Institute Cold War Film Series, Cinematic Tales of a Divided City, Berlin in the Cold War."
Mar
5
Thursday, March 5, 2015
12:00pm
Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Please join us for a book talk with David Phillips, author of The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East.
Mar
6
Friday, March 6, 2015
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (420 W 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a conversation with Vladimir Pistalo, author of Tesla: A Portrait with Masks.
Mar
7
Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:00 pm
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W. 14th Street
Please join the Harriman Institute and Laura Strausfeld for an evening of comic readings by actors Valorie Curry and Sam Underwood, dancing, and pirozhki in celebration of Anton Chekhov's birthday.