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.

Apr
15
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Timothy M. Frye, Director, Harriman Institute; Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, discusses eastern Ukraine protests on Bloomberg TV.
Apr
14
Monday, April 14, 2014
The situation in Ukraine is rapidly developing and our experts are frequently commenting on it in the media. Read/watch the analysis by our faculty and students.
Apr
9
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Robert Legvold, Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, argues in the Moscow Times that we are in the midst of a new Cold War, and that it "will contaminate nearly every critical dimension of international politics."
Apr
8
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses the escalating tensions in Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Luhansk on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.
Apr
7
Monday, April 7, 2014
Academic Studies Press has just released the second volume of Professor Richard Wortman's collected essays: "Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration: Collected Articles on the Representation of Russian Monarchy." This volume continues the work begun in "Russian Monarchy: Representation and Rule," examining the texts that, through various media, revealed the myths and scenarios conveying the goals and ideals the monarchy sought to elevate before the elite of the empire and, later, the public at large.
Apr
16
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace for a discussion with Dennis J. Blasko.
Apr
17
Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a presentation and readings by Sasha Chavchavadze and Alex Shoumatoff.
Apr
17
Thursday, April 17, 2014
7:45pm
Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute Ukraine Studies Program and the Ukrainian Student Society for a panel discussion.
Apr
18
Friday, April 18, 2014
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

Please join the Harriman Institute for a reading and talk by Russian writer Andrei Gelasimov

Apr
18
Friday, April 18, 2014
4:00pm - 7:00pm
703 Hamilton Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club for the screening of A Place to Stand, a documentary film by Polish filmmaker Anna Ferens.