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.

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.
Nov
19
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) argues in The Moscow Times that the Russian government is greatly exaggerating the threat posed by Central Asians, who may have been radicalized by the Islamic State, living in Russia.
Nov
14
Friday, November 14, 2014
In an interview with Sputnik on the occasion of Fyodor Dostoevsky's birthday on November 11, Deborah Martinsen, former president of the International Dostoyevsky Society and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages, tackles the question of Dostoevsky's undisputed popularity in the West.
Nov
14
Friday, November 14, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses Russia's foray into Eastern Ukraine on The Takeaway and Putin's aggressive moves against the West on PBS Newshour with Hari Sreenivasan.
Nov
13
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Deborah Martinsen, Associate Dean for Alumni Education and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages, delivered the keynote lecture at the international conference on Guilt and Shame, held at the University of Copenhagen, October 30-31, 2014.

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.
Dec
1
Monday, December 1, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Room 412; Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (Schapiro CEPSR) 500 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
Please join the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Harriman Institute for a screening of To Russia with Love, a documentary about LGBT athletes and the Sochi Olympics, followed by a panel discussion with SIPA faculty member and Harriman fellow Tanya Domi and director Noam Gonick; moderated by Barnard professor Kimberly Marten. MUST REGISTER.
Dec
2
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 IAB
Then and Now: Classics v. Contemporary Literature (Russian Literature in English Translation)
Dec
2
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:30pm
501 Schermerhorn
Please join Columbia University's Ukrainian Film Club for a viewing of Ukraine's official entry for the 2014 Oscars, The Guide.
Dec
2
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
4:15pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join us for a talk with Oleg Riabov, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Vermont.