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.

Oct
24
Friday, October 24, 2014
Timothy M. Frye, Director, Harriman Institute; Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, discusses the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine with Columbia News.
Oct
22
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
"Sofiya Tolstoy's Defense," by Sophie Pinkham, graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages, considers two novellas written in response to Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata" penned by the author's wife.
Oct
20
Monday, October 20, 2014
Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 500 words and their CVs. Submissions should include name, affiliation and contact details. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.
Oct
16
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Casey Michel ('15) has been hired to co-author The Diplomat's "Crossroads Asia" blog. You can read his posts here. He also spoke with the Christian Science Monitor on Kyrgyzstan's energy woes and the U.S.'s shortsighted policy toward Central Asia.
Oct
15
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"Kelsey Davis (MARS-REERS ’15) discovered her interest in Russian history by chance—she was taking a modern European history course at the end of her sophomore year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville when her professor briefly mentioned the Gulag." Click on the heading to read more.
Oct
20
Monday, October 20, 2014 to Saturday, December 20, 2014
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)
Photographer Christopher Herwig has been hunting bus stops in remote corners of the former Soviet Union since he stumbled upon them while biking from London to St. Petersburg in 2002. The exhibition at Harriman will be showcasing 22 of the most fabulous bus stops from the Soviet era.
Oct
24
Friday, October 24, 2014 to Sunday, October 26, 2014
Harriman Institute, Columbia University
The 15th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) will be held from October 24-26, 2014, at the Harriman Institute in New York, New York.
Oct
28
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute in celebrating the exhibit opening of Soviet Bus Stops. Refreshments will be served and guests will have the opportunity to meet the photographer.
Oct
28
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Polish poet and Columbia University Senior Lecturer Anna Frajlich-Zajac as she recounts her recent return to Kyrgyzstan, the country of her birth.
Oct
29
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:00pm
Faculty House, 3rd Floor, Presidential Room 1 and 2
Please join us for a roundtable discussion on the current state of the Eurasian Union.