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.

Dec
12
Friday, December 12, 2014
George Louis Kline, Milton C. Nahm Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College, died at the age of 93 in Anderson, South Carolina, on October 21, 2014.
Dec
5
Friday, December 5, 2014
BIRN (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network) BiH’s new documentary "The Silent Scream" was screened to a group of students studying human rights in the western Balkans at the Harriman Institute.
Dec
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

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Dec
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Casey Michel never intended to go to graduate school. So much so, that when he accumulated a series of parking tickets as an undergraduate at Rice University, where he majored in English and Sports Management, he did not plan to pay them even after the university administration threatened to withhold his transcript. (Click here to read more).
Nov
25
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, argues in The Huffington Post why the U.S. should not arm Ukraine.
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.
Feb
12
Thursday, February 12, 2015
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join us for a talk by Dr. Samuel Schueth on his work increasing Georgia's ranking on the World Bank's Business Index.
Feb
12
Thursday, February 12, 2015 to Saturday, February 14, 2015
15th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St.)
Please join the us for a symposium on Russian movement culture in the 1920s and 1930s.
Mar
12
Thursday, March 12, 2015 to Friday, March 13, 2015
1512 International Affairs Building
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a two-day conference focusing on the three periods when Kharkiv served as the center of Ukrainian culture, gathering many of the greatest Ukrainian artists and intellectuals.
Apr
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Igor Pilshchikov on the development of the ideas of Russian and German neo-Humboldtians in the theories of Petrograd and Moscow formalists.