Conferences

Feb
16
Thursday, February 16, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017
1512 & 1501 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Department of Dance for a three-day symposium curated by Lynn Garafola, bringing together scholars, artists, critics, and others to explore the multiple dance encounters that took place during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States as well as the allies, clients, and surrogates of those countries in different parts of the world. It will consider the impact of touring and the mass media in challenging ideological certainties and the changes that transformed the Russian dance community in the immediate post-Soviet period.
Lynn Garafola's Introduction
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Dancers' Roundtable 1
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Dancers' Roundtable 2
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The End of the Cold War and Historical Memory (1)
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The End of the Cold War and Historical Memory (2)
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Alexei Ratmansky on his Recreations of Soviet-Era Works
Dec
9
Friday, December 9, 2016
10:00am-4:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
Please join the European Institute, the East Central European Center, and the Harriman Institute for a conference entitled "Cold War Diplomacy: Cultural Battles."
Nov
11
Friday, November 11, 2016
8:50am - 5:15pm
601B Pulitzer Hall (Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th St)
Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and the Primakov Institute for World Economics and International Relations (IMEMO) in Moscow for a conference on “Future Scenarios for Russia and the West.” The conference brings together established scholars of international relations based in both the U.S. and Russia, as well as advanced Ph.D. candidates from the City of New York (CUNY) Graduate School, Harvard University, and Columbia University.
Oct
28
Friday, October 28, 2016
9:30am-3:30pm
102 B Jerome Greene Hall (Law School, 435 West 116th Street)
Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute for its fall-semester conference. October 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, ending Moscow’s decade-long intervention there. It also marks the 15th anniversary of the start of ongoing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan after 9/11.
Morning Session
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Afternoon Session
Oct
21
Friday, October 21, 2016
9:30am - 2:00pm
601B Pulitzer Hall (Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th St)
Please join us for a conference on the rise of authoritarianism in the Western Balkans. Participants include Tanya Domi, Alexander Cooley, Jasmin Mujanovic, Besnik Pula, Anna Di Lellio, Adnan Hadrovic, Lincoln Mitchell, Eric Gordy, and Marko Kmezic.
Apr
29
Friday, April 29, 2016 to Saturday, April 30, 2016
Room 918 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Harriman Institute, the Center for Science & Society, the University of Exeter, and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute for a two-day conference.
Apr
14
Thursday, April 14, 2016 to Saturday, April 16, 2016
International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St.)
Please join us as the Harriman Institute hosts the 21st Annual ASN World Convention.
Apr
8
Friday, April 8, 2016
8:30 am - 6:15 pm
702 Hamilton Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia's Slavic Department as we celebrate Catharine Nepomnyashchy’s contribution to the study of Soviet, post-Soviet, and emigré culture.
Panel 1
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Panel 2
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Panel 3
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Panel 4
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Panel 5
Apr
8
Friday, April 8, 2016 to Saturday, April 9, 2016
Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 104 &106 (435 W 116th St)
Organized by the Columbia European Society, the inaugural Transatlantic Conference at Columbia will bring together students, young professionals, and leading figures in transatlantic affairs, providing a unique platform for conversation and debate about the issues at the forefront of contemporary US-European relations.
Feb
19
Friday, February 19, 2016 to Saturday, February 20, 2016
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join us for a two-day symposium exploring cases and patterns of participation in repressive regimes and subsequent responses in the East Central European and Soviet worlds.