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.

Oct
30
Thursday, October 30, 2014

In 1926–27, Kalidas Desai, a student of English literature at the University of Cambridge, wrote a letter every other week to his friend and colleague Vishnuprasad Trivedi.

Oct
24
Friday, October 24, 2014
Timothy M. Frye, Director, Harriman Institute; Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, discusses the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine with Columbia News.
Oct
22
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
"Sofiya Tolstoy's Defense," by Sophie Pinkham, graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages, considers two novellas written in response to Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata" penned by the author's wife.
Oct
20
Monday, October 20, 2014
Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 500 words and their CVs. Submissions should include name, affiliation and contact details. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.
Oct
16
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) has been hired to co-author The Diplomat's "Crossroads Asia" blog. You can read his posts here. He also spoke with the Christian Science Monitor on Kyrgyzstan's energy woes and the U.S.'s shortsighted policy toward Central Asia.
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.
Oct
31
Friday, October 31, 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th Street)
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute invite you to a discussion with Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament, Foreign Affairs Committee and Subcommittee on Security and Defence.
Nov
5
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
3:00pm - 4:15pm
1501 IAB
Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Prof. Yannis Maniatis, Greek Minister of Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, on the shifting energy dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe.
Nov
5
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 W 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a preview talk by Michael Weiss of his forthcoming Special Report, “The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money,” co-authored by Peter Pomerantsev.
Nov
6
Thursday, November 6, 2014
2:15 pm
1201 IAB
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Igor Logvinenko, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harriman Institute.