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
1
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Casey Michel ('15) discusses Russia's latest interest in the U.S. Southwest in Politico.
Jul
1
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Jenik Radon, Adjunct Professor, International & Public Affairs, writes about Estonia in introduction to the Columbia Political Review's interview with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
Jun
24
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In his piece "Modern Autocrats Are on the March" (Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2015), William A. Galston singles out a forthcoming essay by incoming Harriman director, Alexander Cooley.
Jun
22
Monday, June 22, 2015
Lara Nettelfield (Harriman Postdoc 2010-11) launches the Bosnian-language version of her award winning co-authored book (with Sarah Wagner), "Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide" in Sarajevo.
Jun
18
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Why is Russia in favor of a nuclear deal with Iran? Natasha Udensiva, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs, weighs in.
Mar
23
Monday, March 23, 2015 to Saturday, August 15, 2015
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St.)
We've extended our exhibit of photomontages by graphic artist Yuri Rozhkov until August 15, 2015.
Sep
21
Monday, September 21, 2015
6:30pm
1201 International Affairs Building
Please join the East Central European Center for a talk by Prof. Beth Holmgren, Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and SES Department Chair at Duke University.
Oct
2
Friday, October 2, 2015
Time TBA
James Memorial Chapel at Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway at 121st St)
A memorial service will be held for Professor Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy on Friday, October 2, 2015 (time TBA) in the James Memorial Chapel at Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway at 121st St). The service will be followed by a reception at Barnard College. All are welcome to attend.
Apr
21
Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:00pm
1201 International Affairs Building
Please join the East Central European Center for a talk by Professor Halina Filipowicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison