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.
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.
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.
Peter Zalmayev (SIPA '08) discusses the rise and fall of former Georgian President and ex-Governor of Odesa, Mikheil Saakashvili, in Al Jazeera in an article co-authored with former Harriman Research Scholar Lincoln Mitchell.
После Сталина examines the post-Stalin fate of the Soviet project to create a “New Person.” The volume demonstrates that the project in fact became more important after Stalin, as the Soviet leadership sought mechanisms of control other than terror.
Sophia Guy-White, Columbia College graduate with a concentration in Russian literature, has joined the staff of INRUSSIA as editor. The INRUSSIA website offers original videos and texts on contemporary culture and life, collected and produced in collaboration with leading media, cultural institutions, partner companies, and creative communities. People, places, and ideas that define modern Russia.