“As Mikhail Khodorkovsky celebrates another birthday in prison, IMR Research Associate Elizabeth Zolotukhina revisits his story and tries to answer a seemingly redundant question: why Khodorkovsky was singled out for arrest, trial, and a lengthy prison sentence.” To read the full article follow this link.
The Harriman Institute sadly mourns the passing on May 20, 2013 of our friend and colleague Peter H. Juviler, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Barnard College, 1954 graduate of the Russian Institute, 2011 Harriman Alumnus of the Year, and a long-time Harriman faculty member.
A warm congratulations to our alum Ambassador Jack Matlock, who earned his Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures this spring after a long and distinguished career in the Foreign Service. Read more about it here.
It was announced on March 5, 2013, at the Annual Members Meeting of Pen American Center that Jeri Laber, an alumna of the Russian Institute and a former Harriman Alumna of the Year, was elected Vice President of the Board of Trustees.
In the latest issue of Columbia University's alumni magazine, Gene Sosin, Russian Institute alumnus ('49) recalls his experiences at the university and the Institute, the forerunner of today's Harriman Institute.