Events Archive

Sep
28
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
Please join us for a talk with Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo.
Sep
28
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Csaba Békés and László Borhi, editors of Soviet Occupation of Romania, Hungary, and Austria 1944/45–1948/49 (CEU Press, 2015. With Istvan Deák (Professor Emeritus, Columbia University) as commentator. Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute, will chair.
Sep
27
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join us for a talk with David Satter about his new book The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin (Yale, 2016).
Sep
26
Monday, September 26, 2016
4:00pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 12th floor)
Please join the East Central European Center for a talk with Zvonimir Dobrović, LGBT rights activist and editor of An Oral History of Homosexuality in Croatia. Dr. Jasmin Mujanović (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) will discuss LGBT rights in the Balkans, and Dobrović will present passages of the English translation of his book.
Sep
23
Friday, September 23, 2016
4:00pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 15th Floor)
Please join Columbia’s new global initiative, Black Sea Networks, for its inaugural event, a lecture with Ivan Krastev.
Event Video
Sep
20
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Mykola Riabchuk (Fulbright Scholar, George Washington University).

Sep
19
Monday, September 19, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School for a talk with Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Blog, visiting research associate at King's College London's War Studies department, visiting research fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law's Human Rights Center, and nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab.

Sep
15
Thursday, September 15, 2016
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Mark von Hagen, recently appointed interim Director of the ASU Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies, and former Director of the Harriman Institute.

This event is part of the Harriman at 70 Lecture Series.

Event Video
Sep
15
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Photography by Angela Wheeler & Vladimer Shioshvili. This exhibition examines the cultural legacy of Georgian architecture in the late Soviet period—often known as the Era of Stagnation. The era of aging bureaucrats, stifling censorship, and that most potent symbol of crushing conformity: drab concrete housing. Today, Soviet buildings are frequently presented as ruins, reduced to little more than poignant symbols of a failed empire and crushed dreams of socialist utopia. Georgia’s lively Soviet designs, then, may come as a surprise.
Sep
14
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join the East Central European Center and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York for a presentation by Dr. Marina Cap-Bun professor at Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania, and a musical performance/lamentation by Romanian folk artist Ludovica Muresan.
Sep
14
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join us for an opening reception for the exhibit "Beyond the Ruin: Soviet Georgian Architecture in Context." Photographs by Angela Wheeler and Vladimer Shioshvili. This exhibition examines the cultural legacy of Georgian architecture in the late Soviet period—often known as the Era of Stagnation. The era of aging bureaucrats, stifling censorship, and that most potent symbol of crushing conformity: drab concrete housing. Today, Soviet buildings are frequently presented as ruins, reduced to little more than poignant symbols of a failed empire and crushed dreams of socialist utopia. Georgia’s lively Soviet designs, then, may come as a surprise.
Sep
13
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 W. 118th Street, 15th Floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Robert Legvold, Marshall Shulman Professor Emeritus and former director of the Harriman Institute, about his new book, Return to Cold War (Polity, 2016).
Event Video
Sep
9
Friday, September 9, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a discussion with the performers and scholars involved in September 8th's production of The Ghost of Elsinore: Every Tzara Has His Dada, a contemporary theatrical collage celebrating the centenary of DaDa and its Hamlet-admiring visionary Tristan Tzara. Play by Ion Pop and Stephana Si Ioan Pop-Curseu. Presented by The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the East Central European Center of Columbia University. Co-production of National Theater Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Theater and Television of Babes-Bolyai University Cluj, and Persona Association.

Sep
8
Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00pm
Riverside Church Theater, 91 Claremont Ave btw 120th St & 122nd St

Please join us for a performance entitled The Ghost of Elsinore: Every Tzara Has His Dada, a contemporary theatrical collage celebrating the centenary of DaDa and its Hamlet-admiring visionary Tristan Tzara. Play by Ion Pop and Stephana Si Ioan Pop-Curseu. Presented by The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the East Central European Center of Columbia University. Co-production of National Theater Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Theater and Television of Babes-Bolyai University Cluj, and Persona Association.