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.

Jul
17
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Kimberly Marten has been in demand for her views on the Putin-Trump Summit. She appeared on BBC World Service TV post-summit, and is quoted about the summit, decrying the lack of substance—as well as Trump’s denial of traditional US foreign policy values—on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Jul
17
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Yana Gorokhovskaia, postdoctoral fellow in Russian politics at the Harriman Institute, discusses the Helsinki summit in the Huffington Post. "This summit ― their first bilateral meeting ― is unlikely to produce a significant shift in U.S.-Russia relations, but it will be symbolically important for both leaders," she writes.
Jul
16
Monday, July 16, 2018
Elise Giuliano (Lecturer in Discipline, Political Science; MARS-REERS Program Director) appeared on CNBC Power Lunch, along with Leon Aron of the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss the Putin-Trump Summit.
Jul
13
Friday, July 13, 2018
Kimberly Marten (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Barnard College) has been in demand for her views on what should be the focus in the upcoming summit and the possible takeaway for both parties. Marten was interviewed by Amy Walter on WNYC's The Takeaway, and she co-authored, with Olga Oliker, "Brothers in Arms? Why Trump Should Push Putin to Revive Arms Control" for Foreign Affairs.
Jul
10
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Keith Gessen (George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism) has just published his second novel, A Terrible Country (Viking, July 2018).
Sep
4
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Exhibit runs September 4 – October 18, 2018. Exhibit hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM excluding university holidays. Artist Anne Bobroff-Hajal's extensively researched polyptychs are satirical commentaries on how Russia's ruling elites have historically taken advantage of their unique geographic situation to amass and maintain power. Her work draws formally on the similarities among icons, political cartoons, animation storyboards, and graphic novels, all of which tell stories in pictures.
Sep
20
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute for a reception in celebration of the opening of our new exhibit, 

Sep
25
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with Alexander Lukin about his new book China and Russia: The New Rapprochement (Polity, April 2018).

Sep
26
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with Jennifer Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University.

Oct
2
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for an artist talk by Anne Bobroff-Hajal, PhD about her work currently on exibit at the Harriman Institute, Peasants, Clans, and Effervescent Absolutists!