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.

Sep
30
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We're delighted to see our Harriman Junior Fellow and research assistant (East Central European Center), Filip Tuček, featured on SIPA's "A View From the Class."
Sep
29
Monday, September 29, 2014
Jasmin Mujanovic discusses the upcoming elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina in Balkanist Magazine.
Sep
28
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, argues in The Huffington Post that Western sanctions on Russia will probably fail to achieve their desired result; but they might be useful as a bargaining chip in United Nations negotiations over Iran.
Sep
25
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, discusses, in The Balkan Insight, Belgrade's upcoming LGBT Pride Parade in the context of Serbia's ongoing human rights violations and the apparent slowing of its EU accession process.
Sep
25
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Timothy M. Frye, Director, Harriman Institute; Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, received honorable mention from the Russian National Prize 2014 in Applied Economics for the paper, "Everyone Hates Privatization, But Why? Survey Evidence from 28 Post-Communist Countries."
Sep
11
Thursday, September 11, 2014 to Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)

 “Suprematism, UNOVIS and Lazar Khidekel” is an exhibition of 24 prints of works from the Khidekel Archive, one of the most comprehensive archives of the Russian avant-garde.

Oct
2
Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Center on Global Energy Policy for a talk by Dr. Agnia Grigas on energy security in Eastern Europe, focusing on new EU states, Belarus, and Ukraine. 

Oct
6
Monday, October 6, 2014
1:00PM - 3:00PM
1201 IAB, 420 W 118th Street
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk by Edin Hajdarpašić, Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago.
Oct
8
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Hamilton Hall 709, Columbia University
Please join the Harriman Institute, East Central European Center and Columbia University Central and Eastern European Club for an evening with Czech poet Sylva Fischerova.
Oct
8
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6 pm - 7:30 pm (panel); 7:30 pm (reception)
918 IAB (panel); Harriman Atrium (reception)
Join us for a panel discussion and reception to celebrate the opening of our exhibit, “Suprematism, UNOVIS and Lazar Khidekel,” and commemorate 100 years of Suprematism, 95 years of UNOVIS (Affirmers of the New Art) and the 110th Anniversary of the birth of Lazar Khidekel (1904-1986), the Suprematist artist, visionary architect, pioneer of environmentalism and founding member of the UNOVIS group.