News Archive

Thursday, July 5, 2018
In a piece titled "The Puzzle of Russian Behavior in Deir Al-Zour," published in "War on the Rocks," Kimberly Marten analyzes the dangerous encounter in eastern Syria in February 2018 between U.S. forces and the Russian semi-private military company called Wagner.
Monday, July 2, 2018

Ani Kokobobo (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, University of Kansas) deciphers the symbolism of the Albanian eagle gestured by two players on the Swiss team at the World Cup, a gesture that cost the players $10,000 in fines. Read her essay in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage (July 2, 2018)

Monday, July 2, 2018
Polish Radio covered the panel sponsored by the Harriman Institute at the 15th Annual Warsaw East European Conference (June 2018). Presenters included Alexander J. Motyl (Adjunct Professor of Political Science), Yana Gorokhovskaia (Harriman Postdoctoral Research Fellow) and CUNY colleague Julie George.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College) appeared on CBS This Morning Saturday on a segment about the upcoming Putin-Trump Summit (June 30, 2018). In Marten's opinion, Putin probably has the upper hand, but this is countered by the fact that much of US policy toward Russia and NATO is not directed by Trump as an individual.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Catherine Evtuhov (History) is best known for her prize-winning Portrait of a Russian Province: Economy, Society, and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Nizhnii Novgorod (2011). At a time when studies of borderlands, empires, and the non-Russian nationalities dominated historical inquiry, Evtuhov was consumed by the feeling that we really did not understand how Russia itself functioned. You can read "A Portrait of Catherine Evtuhov" in the Summer 2018 issue of Harriman Magazine.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Barbara Singleton, a dedicated employee at the Harriman Institute for 27 years, retired in May. Listen to an audio story about her last days at the Institute.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Timothy M. Frye was awarded a Medal of Honor from HSE for his active involvement in the work of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID).
Thursday, June 21, 2018
During his annual research trip to Ukraine, Yuri Shevchuk, Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages, lectured at a number of leading universities in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolayiv and other Ukrainian cities. The subjects of his talks included issues of language, identity culture, and filmmaking and the topicality each of them acquires in the context of the Russian military aggression and hybrid war against Ukraine today.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Keith Gessen, George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism, publishes essay on "Why I Taught My Son to Speak Russian" in the New Yorker.