Institute Publications

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
In the Fall 2017 issue of Harriman Magazine, we travel back to the 1990s, to Russia’s first conflict with Chechnya in an in-depth interview with the journalist and Senior Carnegie Fellow Thomas de Waal about his first book, Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus, the audio interviews for which have recently been deposited, along with transcripts, in the Rare Books and Manuscript Collections of Columbia University Libraries. Also in this issue, we have a piece from our postdoctoral research scholar in Russian politics, Yana Gorokhovskaia, about the upcoming presidential elections in Russia; profiles of the political scientist Kimberly Marten, our alum Matthew Schaaf, who currently directs Freedom House’s Ukraine office, and the Russian graphic journalist Victoria Lomasko; as well as an essay about Alexander Cooley's latest book, Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia. You can pick up a copy of the new issue in our office or view the PDF here.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The Spring 2017 issue of Harriman Magazine includes two special features by scholars who participated in our Harriman at 70 series: Sophie Pinkham, a 2012 MARS-REERS alumna, currently pursuing her Ph.D. dissertation in Columbia’s Department of Slavic Languages, shares astute observations from post-Maidan Ukraine in her piece, “New Year in Kiev,” excerpted from her book, Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016); and former Harriman director Mark von Hagen, now director of the Melikan Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Arizona State University, who traces the arc of his studies from undergraduate days at Georgetown University, graduate studies at Indiana and Stanford universities, and his academic careers at Columbia and ASU. In doing so he at the same time charts the evolution in Soviet and area studies and what it means to be an academic historian. You can pick up a copy of the new issue in our office or download the PDF here.
Friday, July 15, 2016
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Monday, June 27, 2016
The Summer 2016 issue of Harriman Magazine includes two special features on human rights and freedom of expression: a profile of our 2016 alumna of the year, Rachel Denber ('86), deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, who has been conducting courageous field research in the post-Soviet region since '91; and a lengthy interview with Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE's (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Representative on Freedom of the Media, who discusses the contemporary challenges to freedom of expression and media freedom across the OSCE states. You can pick up a copy of the new issue in our office or download the PDF here.