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
28
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses "his goals as director of the Harriman Institute, the impact of the Ukraine Crisis on scholarship and prospects for funding and research in the post-Soviet region" with CGI. Read the interview here.
Jul
27
Monday, July 27, 2015

"Europe on Trial: The Story of Collaboration, Resistance, and Retribution During World War II, by Istvan Deak (Seth Low Professor of History, Emeritus) is reviewed by Christopher R. Browning in the August 13, 2015, issue of New York Review of Books.

Jul
27
Monday, July 27, 2015

Marc Skelton, basketball coach for the team at Fannie Lour Hamer Freedome High School in the Bronx--and Harriman Institute Alum ('08)--is the subject of an in-depth profile in the New York Times: "A Long Hardwood Journey: A Coach's tough, cerebral style guided

Jul
22
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; professor of political science at Barnard College, participated on a panel, "The Global Campaign Against Democratic Norms," at the National Endowment for Democracy's International Forum for Democratic Studies. You can watch the panel here and read about Cooley's presentation here.
Jul
22
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Joshua Yaffa, a 2008 Harriman Institute graduate and former Visiting Scholar, reports on the struggle for dominance between the Federal Security Bureau and the Interior Ministry in Russia for The New Yorker.
Mar
23
Monday, March 23, 2015 to Saturday, August 15, 2015
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St.)
We've extended our exhibit of photomontages by graphic artist Yuri Rozhkov until August 15, 2015.
Sep
16
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 to Thursday, October 15, 2015
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for an exhibit of recently discovered color slides, photographic prints and glass plate negatives by Rudolf Hůlka (1887-1961).
Sep
16
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for an exhibit opening reception with brief Introductory Remarks by Steven Mansbach, Professor of Twentieth Century Art, University of Maryland.
Sep
21
Monday, September 21, 2015
6:30pm
1201 International Affairs Building
Please join the East Central European Center for a talk by Prof. Beth Holmgren, Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and SES Department Chair at Duke University.
Sep
25
Friday, September 25, 2015
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
The Njegos Foundation for Serbian Language and Culture presents EVAPORATING BORDERS a film by Iva Radivojević.