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
7
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Kimberly Marten is quoted in a piece by Canada's Global News about Russia’s Wagner semi-state security forces ("Expendables: How Shadowy Mercenaries Cash in on Russia's Wars").
Aug
6
Monday, August 6, 2018
Yuri Shevchuk, Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages, apepared on the English broadcast division of Hromadske Radio (Ukraine’s Public Radio) to discuss contemporary Ukrainian filmmaking. You can read the transcript and listen to the show here.
Jul
23
Monday, July 23, 2018
Family and friends of the late James Stephenson have established the James Mead Stephenson Memorial Fellowship to provide financial support to an outstanding SIPA student each year. The fellowship will be awarded to a returned Peace Corps volunteer who exemplifies Stephenson’s commitment to international development and humanitarian aid.
Jul
22
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Kimbely Marten (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science) was interviewed by Hari Sreenivasan on PBS Newshour Weekend (21 July 2018) about what the Russians think of the Trump-Putin Summit.
Jul
21
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Half of the six articles in the current issue of Pushkin Review (18-19) were penned by Columbia Slavic Ph.D.s, all of whom are former Harriman Junior Fellows.
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
25
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Volodymyr Kulyk, Head Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
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.