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 multidiscilpinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. Most importantly, 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.
The Harriman Institute sadly mourns the passing on May 20, 2013 of our friend and colleague Peter H.
A warm congratulations to our alum Ambassador Jack Matlock, who earned his Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures this spring after a long and distinguished career in the Foreign Service. Read more about it here.