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.

Feb
10
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Andrew Dolinar (GSAS, HR ‘16) was a sophomore studying sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, when he received a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Russian in Kazan. It was summer 2012, and Russia’s second largest and most cosmopolitan city, St. Petersburg, had recently passed a law banning the “propaganda” of LGBT relations to minors. “Being a queer American in Russia while all this was happening was fascinating,” says Dolinar. While in Kazan, he made an effort to meet people in the queer community. Read more.
Feb
10
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
In December 2014, Rebecca Kobrin (Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History) traveled to Bialystok, Poland, for the launch of the Polish translation of her prize-winning book Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora, published in 2010 in Indiana University Press’s prestigious monograph series, The Modern Jewish Experience. Read the full article in the Fall 2015 issue of Harriman Magazine.
Feb
10
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, took over the editorship of Post-Soviet Affairs from George Breslauer on January 1, 2016.
Feb
10
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Jenik Radon, Adjunct Professor, International & Public Affairs, was awarded a national decoration by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on the eve of the 98th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in gratitude for his dedication to the country. Read more here.
Feb
4
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Deborah Martinsen, Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Alumni Education, is co-editor, with Olga Maiorova (University of Michigan), of Dostoevsky in Context, just released by Cambridge University Press.
Jan
29
Friday, January 29, 2016 to Thursday, March 10, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor)
Please visit the Harriman Institute to view our newest exhibit "Nostalgia," a photography exhibit by Pavel Romaniko.
Feb
15
Monday, February 15, 2016
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join us for a talk with Hannes Adomeit, a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C.
Feb
16
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join us for a talk with Lev Maciel, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Feb
16
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
4:15 pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th Street)
Please join us for a talk with Anastassia V. Obydenkova, Regional Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.
Feb
17
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University).