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
26
Monday, September 26, 2016
Jenik Radon, Adjunct Professor, International & Public Affairs, interviewed by the Albanian weekly, Monitor about the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). Radon argues that the terms of the TAP host government agreement are unconscionable from a public interest perspective and heavily skewed in favor of BP and other investors. Article in Albanian.
Sep
26
Monday, September 26, 2016

Carnegie Corporation of New York announced the recipients of three $1 million grants to strengthen the study of Russia at U.S. universities.

Sep
26
Monday, September 26, 2016
Lynn Garafola, Professor of Dance, Barnard College, receives 2016 Dance Magazine Award for her outstanding contributions to the dance world.
Sep
21
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
We are delighted to announce that “Black Sea Networks,” a new three-year teaching and learning initiative at Columbia University, has launched its website.
Sep
20
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College; Director, Harriman Institute Program on U.S.-Russia Relations, discusses U.S.-Russia relations and Syria, and the recent Russian parliamentary elections on WNYCs The Takeaway.
Sep
15
Thursday, September 15, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Photography by Angela Wheeler & Vladimer Shioshvili. This exhibition examines the cultural legacy of Georgian architecture in the late Soviet period—often known as the Era of Stagnation. The era of aging bureaucrats, stifling censorship, and that most potent symbol of crushing conformity: drab concrete housing. Today, Soviet buildings are frequently presented as ruins, reduced to little more than poignant symbols of a failed empire and crushed dreams of socialist utopia. Georgia’s lively Soviet designs, then, may come as a surprise.
Sep
28
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
Please join us for a talk with Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo.
Sep
28
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Csaba Békés and László Borhi, editors of Soviet Occupation of Romania, Hungary, and Austria 1944/45–1948/49 (CEU Press, 2015. With Istvan Deák (Professor Emeritus, Columbia University) as commentator. Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute, will chair.
Oct
3
Monday, October 3, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join us for a talk with Emily Holland, Ph.D candidate in Political Science at Columbia University.
Oct
3
Monday, October 3, 2016
4:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join the East Central European Center, the European Institute, and the Center on Global Economic Governance for a talk with András I