Harriman Institute visiting scholars


  • Susan Heuman

    Independent Scholar

    “A Forgotten Tradition”  (June 2015-May 2017)

  • Serhiy Hovorun

    Associate Dean
    Sankt Ignatios Academy, Stockholm, Sweden

    "The Clashes of Civilizations or of Religious Ideologies?: Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.” (February 2016-Jan 2017)                                                                                                                                  

  • Faisal Javaid

    Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations
    Federal Urdu University, Karachi

    “Sino-Russia Cooperation instead of Competition: Its impact on the Central Asian Region, an Analytical Study.” (July 2016-March 2017)

  • Elira Karaja

    Independent Scholar

    "The Cultural Transmission of Trust Norms: Evidence from a Lab in the Field on a Natural Experiment," working paper with Jared Rubin, Chapman University (April 2016-June 2017)                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Ilze Brands Kehris

    Office of OSCE High Commisioner on National Minorities

    "Conflict Prevention and Human Rights" (September 2014 - August 2016)

  • Juliet Koss

    Associate Professor
    Art History, Scripps College

    “Model Soviets” (July 2016-Jan 2017)                                                                                                                   


  • Katharina Kowalski

    PhD Candidate, Gender Studies
    European University, Frankfurt

    “New thought Styles?  Intellectual-feminist Networks in Poland (1980-2004).” (Aug 2016-Oct 2016)


  • Concetta Lo Lacono

    Assistant Professor, History of Dance
    University of Roma Tre

    “The Yearbooks of the Russian Imperial Theatres.” (Sept 2016-Dec 2016)                                                                                                                                               

  • Nvard Margaryan

    Human Rights Advocates Program, Columbia University

    Nvard has been working for more than five years at PINK Armenia, the largest LGBT community-based organization in Armenia. Elected as Chairperson in 2015, Nvard and her colleagues strive to create a safe space for LGBT people by promoting legal, psychological, and social protection and well-being. She also played a major role in the launching of a unique e-magazine, As You, which presents readers with issues related to human rights, sexuality, gender and other issues. Currently, Nvard is involved in the feminist movement in Armenia and is an active member of feminist platforms including the Feminist Platform of Armenia, the Young Women’s Network of South Caucasus, as well as the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women. Nvard earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Yerevan State University

  • Filip Pospisil

    Mediator and Crisis Interventionist
    Agency for Social Inclusion, Czech Republic

    “Evolution of Discourses on Roma and Related Policies in the Czech Republic” (Sept 2015- Sept 2016)  


  • Samuel Rogers

    PhD Candidate, School of Sociology
    Politics and International Studies, Bristol University

    “The Dependent Market Economy Model.” (Aug 2016-Sept 2016) 


  • Cholpon Turdalieva

    American University of Central Asia

    “Western Travelers and Explorers of the Kyrgyz and in Kyrgyzstan in the Second half of the 19th and early 20th Century” (Feb 2016-August 2016)