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.

Oct
9
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Russian Film Club, organized by Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Languages) and Daria Ezerova (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harriman Institute), has announced its 2019-2020 season, "Russian Cinema between Protests."
Oct
8
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Elise Giuliano, Lecturer in Discipline, Political Science, appeared on Voice of America to discuss Ukraine and the impeachment investigation [14:08]. Interview in Russian.
Oct
4
Friday, October 4, 2019
"The protests raise a common dilemma for nondemocratic rulers: Is it better to repress or appease demonstrators?" Timothy Frye discusses his research on the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog.
Oct
4
Friday, October 4, 2019
​“At the peak of the early Gorbachev years of perestroika and glasnost, [Seweryn] Bialer was flying to Moscow once a month for long, detailed discussions with Gorbachev’s right-hand man who was planning the reforms: Alexander Yakovlev…Bialer would step off the plane from Moscow and report back on what he had learned…It was like being at the right hand of Gorbachev because he would tell you exactly what everybody was thinking” Jack Snyder on being at the Harriman Institute during the 1980s. Read the interview.
Oct
3
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Laszlo Bruszt, Professor of Sociology, Central European University, Budapest, is the 2019-20 István Deák Visiting Professor.
Sep
3
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute is pleased to present the exhibit Moscow: Gay Cruising Sites of the Soviet Capital, 1920-1980s featuring a series of works photographed in 2008 by artist Yevgeniy Fiks.
Oct
16
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:30pm
417 Mathematics (Columbia Unviersity)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Russian Film Club for a screening of the 2016 film Zoology, directed by Ivan I. Tverdovsky. This is the inaugural event in the Russian Cinema Between Protests Film Series, organized by Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Department) and Daria Ezerova (Harriman Institute). They will introduce the film, which has a run time of 83 minutes, and will be presented with English subtitles.
Oct
16
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
12:10pm - 2:00pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 15th floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies for a book talk with George Beebe, former director of the CIA's Russia analysis and author of The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe (St. Martin's Publishing Group, September 2019), moderated by Peter Clement (Harriman Insitutte, Saltzman Institute, SIPA).
Oct
17
Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Oksana Kis (National Academ

Oct
17
Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:10pm - 8:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join The European Institute, The Harriman Institute, and The Department of History for an event organized by Prof. Victoria Phillips featuring Margaret Peacock, Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama.