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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The situation in Ukraine is rapidly developing and our experts are frequently commenting on it in the media. Read/watch the analysis by our faculty and students.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, theorizes that domestic grievances over economic sanctions may influence Putin to pressure Ukrainian separatists into cooperation with the MH17 investigation.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, speculates on The Takeaway that new U.S. sanctions against Russia will deter foreign investment there.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sophie Pinkham ('12) discusses Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot in Dissent magazine.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) argues in The Moscow Times that Russia is losing influence as a gas provider and partner.
Monday, May 12, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014
Harriman Atrium, 12th floor IAB, 420 West 118th Street
The Harriman Institute, in collaboration with the Russian American Foundation and COJECO, presents an exhibit of photographs by Russian and American Jewish women—Svetlana Didorenko, Yulia Levit and Joan Roth.
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.