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
19
Friday, October 19, 2018

Harriman alumnus Joss Meakins (MARS 2017) authored the report "Living in (Digital) Denial: Russia's Approach to Cyber Deterrence" for the European Leadership Network. 

Oct
18
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Alexander Cooley (Director, Harriman Institute) and George Gavrilis, an independent consultant specializing in international relations, foreign policy, higher education and oral history, co-authored the PONARS Eurasia policy memo, "The Cold War, Post-Cold War, and the Academy: Policy Recommendations from an Oral History of Russian and Eurasian Studies," which draws on the findings gleaned from the Harriman Institute's oral history.
Oct
5
Friday, October 5, 2018
Lincoln Mitchell (Adjunct Associate Research Scholar) and Tinatin Japaridze (Harriman MARS student) published an op-ed in the Moscow Times, titled "Trump Has Cleared the Way for Russian 'Hacktivities.'"
Oct
5
Friday, October 5, 2018
Rhiannon Dowling (Harriman Postdoctoral Research Fellow) has been awarded the Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation prize for her dissertation “Brezhnev’s War on Crime: The Criminal in Soviet Society, 1963-1984,” defended at University of California, Berkeley (May 2017).
Oct
2
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Yuri Shevchuk (Lecturer in Ukrainian and founding member of the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University) has been elected to membership of the Ukrainian Film Academy.
Oct
22
Monday, October 22, 2018
12:30pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk with Erica Marat, Associate Professor at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University, about her book The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Oct
22
Monday, October 22, 2018 to Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute and the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) present an exhibition curated by Regina Khidekel. Many Russian émigré artists have invigorated the New York art scene over the past three decades. The '90s was a particularly vibrant decade for integration and the search for relevance in the realm of contemporary art and critical discourse, areas that had been lacking in Russia during the post-Soviet transition. This exhibition aims to revitalize the history of Russian artists in New York during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Oct
23
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00pm
328 Milbank Hall (Barnard College)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Barnard Slavic Department for a conversation with Yelena Yakovich, documentary film director, and Marina Adamovich, editor-in-chief of The New Review, following the Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York, October 19–21, 2018. RSVP required for non-Barnard attendees; email barnardslavic@gmail.com.
Oct
24
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:10pm
Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, 7th Floor)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Department of Political Science for a meeting of the Comparative Politics Seminar with Marko Klasnja, Assistant Professor at the School o

Oct
24
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture and the Harriman Institute for a book launch and round table discussion of Tomislav Gotovac - Life as a Film Experiment, the first book published in English on legendary Yugoslav-Croatian artist Tomislav Gotovac. Along with the author of the book, Slobodan Šijan, the round table discussion will include Pavle Levi (Stanford), Dijana Jelača (Brooklyn College), and Petar Milat (MAMA, Zagreb). The discussion will be moderated by Aleksandar Bošković (Columbia).