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.

Mar
25
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Casey Michel ('15) discusses the "Islamic State threat in Central Asia."
Mar
23
Monday, March 23, 2015
The Harriman Institute is profoundly saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, who has been a cherished member of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, and Barnard College communities since she enrolled as a doctoral student in Columbia’s Slavic Department in 1973. Nepomnyashchy was the first woman to direct the Harriman Institute (2001 – 2009), and was honored as the Institute's Alumna of the Year in 2012.
Mar
20
Friday, March 20, 2015
Alexander Cooley Professor of Political Science at Barnard College; Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming, Harriman Institute, testified at the US-China Economic and Security Commission’s first hearing on China’s role in Central Asia: “Looking West: China and Central Asia,” March, 18, 2015.
Mar
20
Friday, March 20, 2015

Zlatko Filipovicz reports on the Harriman conference "State of the Media in Southeastern Europe: From Crisis to Corruption," organized by Adjunct Professor Tanya Domi with Visiting Scholar Jasmin Mujanovic.

Mar
12
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Oxford University Press has announced the publication of Moments of Valuation, Exploring Sites of Dissonance, edited by  David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, with Ariane Berthoin Antal and Michael Hutter (March 29, 2015). 

Mar
23
Monday, March 23, 2015 to Friday, May 15, 2015
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute for an exhibit of photomontages by graphic artist Yuri Rozhkov.
Mar
30
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:00pm
Harriman Atrium (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St.)
Please join us for a film screening of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, the third installment of "The Harriman Institute Cold War Film Series: Cinematic Tales of a Divided City, Berlin in the Cold War."
Mar
31
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:00pm
1501 IAB (420 W 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a screening and panel discussion of Bosnia Rising, produced by Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave.
Apr
1
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
2:10pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Elena Krumova, Columbia University.
Apr
1
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Igor Pilshchikov on the development of the ideas of Russian and German neo-Humboldtians in the theories of Petrograd and Moscow formalists.