In an email to the Columbia community, dated 17 November 2017, President Lee Bolinger C. Bollinger announces the creation of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, to be housed at Reid Hall, Paris.
Faculty in the Media
Bloomsbury Publishing has just published The Power of Language and Rhetoric in Russian Political History by Richard S. Wortman, Bryce Professor Emeritus of European Legal History (Modern Europe).
Christopher Caes, Lecturer in Polish, will deliver a lecture on "An Atomics of the Self: Czeslaw Milosz's The Captive Mind Re-Revisited," on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America.
Mark Mazower (Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination) has just published a family memoir, What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home (Other Press, 2017).
Alla Smyslova (Director of the Russian Language Program at Columbia) and Ronald Meyer (Harriman Institute) served as consultants for RBC in their investigative report (October 17, 2017) on how a Russian troll factory tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, dismisses the commonly held perception that the number of Russian experts is dwindling, pointing to the increasing number of articles about Russia published in top political science journals. Read his article in the National Interest.
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College; Director, Harriman Institute Program on U.S.-Russia Relations, discusses, with dw.com, the online platform for the German newspaper Deutsche Welle, the implications of Facebook's recent disclosure of a possible Russia-linked political advertising campaign.
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira reviews Dictators without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia by Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw in the 4 August issue of TLS.
Tanya Domi (Adjunct, SIPA) is quoted extensively in an article published in Balkan Insight (3 August 2017), titled "Yazidi Massacre Survivors Learn Lessons from Srebrenica."