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.

Mar
24
Friday, March 24, 2017
Brittany Pheiffer Noble, graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages, explores Steve Bannon's coalition of Christian traditionalists in The Atlantic, and the divides between U.S. Evangelicals and Russian Orthodox Christians. Read the article.
Mar
22
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tarik Cyril Amar, Associate Professor of History, weighs in on Time Magazine's question: what's a real episode from history that you think would make an Oscar-worthy feature film?
Mar
22
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
EurasiaNet.org has launched a new initiative, on the geopolitics of Eurasia's borderlands, featuring publications that emerged from an international conference, “The Great Powers and Central Asia after Western Drawdown from Afghanistan,” co-hosted by the Harriman Institute and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in June 2016. Learn more about the Bishkek Project here, and watch a video about the back story of the project with Harriman Director Alexander Cooley and Professor Jack Snyder.
Mar
21
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, and Director of the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations) discusses Russia's role in the U.S. election on NPR's 1A. Listen here.
Mar
20
Monday, March 20, 2017
Bradley Gorski, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and a recent subject of a Harriman Student Spotlight, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship for research in the Russian Federation.
Jan
17
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri
Harriman Institute Atrium (420 W. 118th Street, 12th floor)
Please join us for an exhibition of selected works by Oleg Vassiliev, regarded as a key member of the Nonconformist Art movement. The exhibit, presented by the Kolodzei Art Foundation, includes Vassiliev's 1961-62 Metro Series. On view 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri. Opening reception Monday, January 23, 2017.
Mar
27
Monday, March 27, 2017
6:00pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film The Geography of Genocide in Bosnia: Redeeming the Earth, followed by a Q & A with 

Mar
27
Monday, March 27, 2017
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Dr.

Mar
27
Monday, March 27, 2017
4:10pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Sana Krasikov, author of One More Year and The Patriots.

Mar
29
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:15pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Yuri Leving (Dalhousie University, Canada).