Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kraft Center, Rennert Hall (606 West 115th Street, New York, NY 10025)
Please join the Harriman Institute for the Harriman Lecture by Sergei Guriev.
Sergei Guriev has been a leading public intellectual in Russia. In addition to advising governments and businesses, he played a key role in turning the New Economic School in Russia into a world-class academic institution. He was pressured to leave Russia in the wake of a controversial investigation into his role in preparing a report evaluating the second trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the request of then president Medvedev.
Sergei Guriev currently holds the position of Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His research interests include contract theory, corporate governance, labor mobility, political economics, economics of development and transition.
The Harriman Institute is excited to bring back the tradition of the Harriman Lecture, which is organized by Columbia University's Harriman Institute, one of the world’s leading academic institutions for the study of Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe. Former Harriman Lecturers have included statesmen Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Schmidt, scholars Ernest Gellner and Katherine Verdery, and writers Andrei Sinyavsky and Imre Kertesz. The Harriman Lecture is made possible through the generosity of the family of W. Averell Harriman and the Mary W. Harriman Foundation.
Seating is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.
Click here to read our feature interview with him from the Winter 2014 issue of Harriman Magazine.