The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Our mission is to serve our community at the university and beyond by supporting research, instruction, and dialogue, sponsoring vibrant and multidisciplinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. We are committed to training the next generation of regional specialists to play leadership roles in setting the academic and scholarly agenda, making policy and challenging accepted truths about how we study our rapidly changing world.

Sep
29
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Thomas Kent publishes the book Striking Back: Overt and Covert Options to Combat Russian Disinformation  (The Jamestown Foundation, September 29, 2020).
Sep
29
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Maya Nadkarni (Harriman Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 09-10; Associate Professor of Anthropology, Swarthmore College) publishes Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary (Cornell University Press, 2020).
Sep
28
Monday, September 28, 2020
Alexander Cooley (Director, Harriman Institute) is quoted in an Atlantic piece by Thomas Wright about the possibility of large-scale political unrest in the United States and the applicability of the term color revolution.
Sep
25
Friday, September 25, 2020
Anna Frajlich (Senior Lecturer Emerita) has been awarded the Jubilee Medal of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
Sep
20
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Stephen F. Cohen, eminent historian, distinguished alumnus of the Russian Institute, and member of the Harriman Institute National Advisory Council, died at his home on Manhattan's Upper West Side, on September 18, 2020.
Sep
30
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Professor Thomas Kent, author of Striking Back: Overt and Covert Options to Combat Russian Disinformation (Brookings Institution Press, September 29, 2020). Discussant: Rand Waltzman, Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Senior Information Scientist, RAND Corporation. Chair: Elise Giuliano, Lecturer and Director of the Program on U.S.-Russian Relations.
Sep
30
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a roundtable discussion in celebration of National Translation Month. This roundtable on the art of literary translation and the business of publishing translated literature from East Central Europe will include a program of literary readings from recently translated works.
Oct
2
Friday, October 2, 2020
3:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. The Harriman Institute's Contemporary Culture Series presents a conversation with Maksim Hanukai (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Susanna Weygandt (Sewanne: The University of the South), editors of the volume New Russian Drama: An Anthology (Columbia University Press, 2019) with translator Ania Aizman (University of Michigan), as well as Julie Curtis (University of Oxford), editor of New Drama in Russian: Performance, Politics and Protest in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and Molly Flynn (Birkbeck, University of London), author of Witness onstage: Documentary theatre in twenty-first-century Russia. Moderated by Professor Mark Lipovetsky (Columbia University).
Oct
8
Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion about the 2020 parliamentary election in Georgia, featuring panelists Michael Hikari CecireAnna Dolidze, Laura Linderman, and Alex Scrivener. Moderated by Lincoln Mitchell.
Oct
12
Monday, October 12, 2020
12:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join us for a discussion with Svetlana Borodina, postdoctoral research scholar at the Harriman Institute. Moderated by Alexander Cooley, director of the Harriman Institute.