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.

Jun
21
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Timothy M. Frye was awarded a Medal of Honor from HSE for his active involvement in the work of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID).
Jun
21
Thursday, June 21, 2018
During his annual research trip to Ukraine, Yuri Shevchuk, Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages, lectured at a number of leading universities in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolayiv and other Ukrainian cities. The subjects of his talks included issues of language, identity culture, and filmmaking and the topicality each of them acquires in the context of the Russian military aggression and hybrid war against Ukraine today.
Jun
20
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
You can pick up a copy of the new issue in our office or view the PDF here.
Jun
18
Monday, June 18, 2018
Keith Gessen, George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism, publishes essay on "Why I Taught My Son to Speak Russian" in the New Yorker.
Jun
11
Monday, June 11, 2018
What was it like to be a contestant on a Soviet TV game show during the 1980s? Alum Bruce Pannier recalls his participation on a Harriman Institute team of American contestants on the Russian game show, "Chto? Gde? Kogda?" (What? When? Where?) during the late 1980s for RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.
Jun
15
Friday, June 15, 2018 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Museum of the Moving Image for a month-long series of film screenings under the theme "Putin's Russia: A 21st Century

Sep
4
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Exhibit runs September 4 – October 18, 2018. Exhibit hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM excluding university holidays. Artist Anne Bobroff-Hajal's extensively researched polyptychs are satirical commentaries on how Russia's ruling elites have historically taken advantage of their unique geographic situation to amass and maintain power. Her work draws formally on the similarities among icons, political cartoons, animation storyboards, and graphic novels, all of which tell stories in pictures.
Sep
20
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute for a reception in celebration of the opening of our new exhibit, 

Sep
25
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with Alexander Lukin about his new book China and Russia: The New Rapprochement (Polity, April 2018).

Sep
26
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with Jennifer Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University.