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.

Feb
19
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Harriman Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of its latest round of research grants for Ph.D. candidates in the social sciences.

Feb
19
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Yana Gorokhovskaia is a postdoctoral research scholar in Russian politics. She’s been at the Harriman Institute since fall 2016, organizing public events about Russia as part of the Carnegie Grant for Russian studies, and conducting research on authoritarian regimes and the evolution of civil society in post-Soviet states. Read more.
Feb
14
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Seweryn Bialer, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Columbia University, leading authority on Soviet history and politics, died on February 8, 2019, at his home in Manhattan.
Feb
12
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Jack L. Snyder published an article, "The Broken Bargain: How Nationalism Came Back," in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs.
Feb
11
Monday, February 11, 2019
Malgorzata Mazurek (Associate Professor of Polish Studies) was awarded a 2018 Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant for her project "Structuring the World: the Science of Interconnectedness from Natural History to Social Statistics, 1780s-1930s."
Jan
18
Friday, January 18, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute is pleased to present the exhibit Through the Brooklyn Bridge: Here Stood Mayakovsky, curated by the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky (Moscow). The exhibit is organized around the poet's journey to America in 1925, drawing on poems and photographs, including portraits of friends, colleagues, and people of art and culture Mayakovsky met during his trip. In addition, it will include rare landscape sketches and drawings from the collection of the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Feb
20
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:15pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a panel discussion about the Republic of North Macedonia, featuring Reuf Bajrovic (former Minister of Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dimitar Bechev (nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center), Zhikica Pagovski (partnerships officer at the External Relations Department of the German Marshall Fund, Washington D.C.), Elena Stavrevska (Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University), and moderated by Tanya Domi (SIPA, Harriman Institute).
Feb
20
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00pm
Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th St at Amsterdam Ave)
Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University, with the support of the Oleksander Dovzhenko National Film Center in Kyiv, Ukraine, for a screening of In Spring (1929), a film by Soviet filmmaker Mikhail Kaufman. This screening is part of a mini-retrospective of Kaufman's films, which will also feature a screening of An Unprecedented Campaign (1931) on March 13. Dr. Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the film and lead the post-screening discussion. The film will be shown with English subtitles.
Feb
21
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:15pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture at Columbia University's East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a screening of the Serbian film Love Hunter (2014) followed by a discussion with director Branislav Bala.
Feb
28
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30pm
Harriman Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building

Please join us for an evening with Val Vinokur (Chair of Liberal Arts and Director of Literary Translation, The New School) who will introduce and read from his new book, Relat