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.

Aug
25
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
In his op-ed, “We the People of Europe,” David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology, contrasts the politics in Europe today with the situation in the United States when the Constitution was drafted.
Aug
20
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Anna Frajlich's poetry is the subject of Jolanta Wrobel-Best's forthcoming critical essay "The Idea of God and Religion in the Poetry of Anna Frajlich" (Religion and Sacred Poetry: An International Quarterly).
Aug
13
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor of History, delivered a keynote address at Greifswald University's Ukrainian Summer School.
Aug
3
Monday, August 3, 2015
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses President Vladimir Putin, Russia's informal networks, and the intervention in Ukraine in the Washington Quarterly.
Jul
28
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses "his goals as director of the Harriman Institute, the impact of the Ukraine Crisis on scholarship and prospects for funding and research in the post-Soviet region" with CGI. Read the interview here.
Sep
16
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 to Thursday, October 15, 2015
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for an exhibit of recently discovered color slides, photographic prints and glass plate negatives by Rudolf Hůlka (1887-1961).
Sep
16
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor, 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for an exhibit opening reception with brief Introductory Remarks by Steven Mansbach, Professor of Twentieth Century Art, University of Maryland.
Sep
16
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
12:15 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a book talk by Vladimir Gelman, European University in St. Petersburg.
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.
Sep
24
Thursday, September 24, 2015
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Dr. Volodymyr Kulyk