Dmitry Dubrovsky, Associate Research Scholar, Harriman Institute; Fellow, Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund, appeared on RTVI to discuss the 23-year-old Russian blogger, Ruslan Sokolovsky, who may face 3.5 years in prison for playing Pokémon Go in church. Watch the interview in Russian.
Faculty in the Media
Valentina Izmirlieva, Professor of Slavic Languages and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages, is the recipient of the Columbia Distinguished Faculty Award (2016-17).
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 and in a policy roundtable on the International Security Studies Forum website. She also penned an op-ed for Fortune Magazine about protecting average Americans from Russian hacks.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has just released the report "America's Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century," in which Columbia's Russian heritage language courses, designed and taught by Dr. Alla Smyslova, receive special mention.
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, discussed on Bloomberg Radio's "Surveillance" the new report she authored for Council on Foreign Relations.
On 3 March 2017, H-Diplo International Security Studies Forum posted a roundtable discussion on Robert Legvold's "Return to Cold War" (Polity, 2016).
Historian Mark Mazower reviews for the Financial Times a collection of books that trace the history of migration and explore why xenophobia persists today while its opposite, philoxenia, wanes.
In light of President Trump's recent call to Ukraine's President Poroshenko, the recent escalation of fighting in Eastern Ukraine, and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's statement about sanctions imposed on Russia after its 2014 annexation of Crimea, Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, discusses the latest developments in the evolving relationship between Russia, Ukraine, and the United States, on PBS Newshour.