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Columbia University Press Publishes New Title in Studies of the Harriman Institute: "Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century and the Shadow of the Past," edited by Robert Legvold

"Russia's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century and the Shadow of the Past," a volume dedicated to former Harriman Institute director Marshall Shulman, has just been released by Columbia University Press. This newest addition to Studies of the Harriman Institute was edited by Robert Legvold, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Political Science. 

Contributors: Ronald G. Suny, Robert Legvold, David McDonald, Alfred Rieber, Lawrence T. Caldwell, Gilbert Rozman, Angela Stent, Celeste A. Wallander.

Professor John McGuckin is awarded the Order of Stephen the Great (The Gold Cross of Moldavia and Bukovina) by the Romanian Orthodox Hierarchs, at a University reception in Iasi in his honor.

On January 25, 2007, National University Day, John McGuckin (Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University, and Professor of Early Church History, Union Theological Seminary) delivered an address to an audience of 700 hundred students and church dignatories at Iasi University. At the end of the evening the Metropolitan Archbishop Daniel of Moldavia led the audience in the polyphonic singing of "Many Years" and elevated Dr.

Liza Knapp, Associate Professor of Russian Literature, Wins Presidential Teaching Award

Prof. Liza Knapp has won a 2007 Presidential Teaching Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the University as a teacher and mentor. Professor Knapp, who is the author of "The Annihilation of Inertia: Dostoevsky and Metaphysics" and the editor of critical companions to Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" and Dostoevsky's "The Idiot," came to Columbia from Berkeley in 2004.

Electing to Fight by Jack Snyder and Edward Mansfield wins Lepgold Prize for Best Book in International Relations

Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War, co-authored by Edward Mansfield and Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations at Columbia, has received the Lepgold Prize for the Best Book on International Relations published in 2005. 

Robert Legvold, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Political Science, Weighs in on Gazprom's Intention to Dramatically Increase Natural Gas Prices for Belarus

In a report by Andre de Nesnera, "Russia's Gazprom Threatens Belarus with Huge Gas Price Hike," published by News VOA.com, Professor Robert Legvold is quoted as saying that "the Putin government is prepared to signal to Lukashenko that they have leverage in this relationship and that their interests, both economic and political, need to be respected."

Professor Boris Gasparov Receives ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Award for his Book Five Operas and a Symphony

On December 7, 2006, Professor Boris Gasparov was honored at a special reception, held in the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, as one of the recipients of the 39th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards, which he received for his magisterial book Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture (Yale University Press, 2005). The ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards are given for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music.

Weekend Edition of the Financial Times Selects Professor Padma Desai's Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin as One of Its "Top Picks of 2006"

In the words of the FINANCIAL TIMES, "Russia specialist Desai talked to just about every major figure in the country's transition from communism to managed capitalism. What she heard is revealing, disturbing and ultimately encouraging."

Harriman Institute Director Catharine Nepomnyashchy delivers Scholars Convocation lecture at Grinnell College

On October 5, 2006, Catharine Nepomnyashchy presented a lecture in Grinnell College’s prestigious Scholars Convocation series. Titled “Man in Black: The Power of Vladimir Putin’s Image,” Nepomnyashchy’s lecture also served as the keynote address for the international Symposium on Politics of Russian Populist culture, hosted by the Grinnell Russian Department, the Center for International Studies and the Rosenfield Program.

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