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
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
15
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"Kelsey Davis (MARS-REERS ’15) discovered her interest in Russian history by chance—she was taking a modern European history course at the end of her sophomore year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville when her professor briefly mentioned the Gulag." Click on the heading to read more.
Oct
7
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, discusses Russian civil society with Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Oct
6
Monday, October 6, 2014
Follow this link to read Ronald Meyer's profile of Garafola in Harriman Magazine.
Oct
1
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Jenik Radon, Adjunct Professor, International & Public Affairs, was interviewed by the Earth Institute's Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, about his career, scholarship, and the exploration of conflict in his work.
Oct
20
Monday, October 20, 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jerome Greene Annex (410 West 117th Street)
Join the organizers of Harriman Institute's 2014-15 Core Project Learning from Transition: from Local to the Global for an open forum on Legal Globalization and Transition.
Oct
20
Monday, October 20, 2014
7:30pm
Harriman Atrium (12h Floor IAB, 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute and the Kennan Institute for a talk by renowned Ukrainian literary critic, publicist, essayist and translator, Oleksandr Boichenko.
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
21
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:00pm
1219 IAB, 420 West 118th Street
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Birgit Hansl, Lead Economist and Program Leader for Macroeconomic Management, Governance and Social Policy in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank.
Oct
23
Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:15pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute for a screening of Brasslands, a feature documentary by the Meerkat Media Collective (USA).