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.

Jan
22
Friday, January 22, 2021
Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon argue that President Biden may not be able to return the U.S. to its position of global dominance, and draw on arguments from their book, Exit from Hegemony, to discuss Central Asia's role in a post-U.S. international order. Read the piece in the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.
Jan
21
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Yana Gorokhovskaia (Harriman Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2016-19) published an analysis in The Guardian of Alexei Navalny's return to Russia and his strategy of appealing to the people, over the heads of Russia's crooked system (January 19).
Jan
20
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Gail Archer (Professor of Professional Practice, Music, Barnard) was interviewed by Straus News, the publisher of 17 weekly NY newspapers, about her career as a female organist, her academic career, teaching music during the pandemic, and her upcoming series of three concerts.
Jan
13
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Elise Giuliano discussed the origins of the conflict in Ukraine and the history of Ukrainian-Russian relations on Global in the Granite State, a podcast from the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. Listen to her remarks at 18:58 min.  
Jan
13
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Ani Kokobobo (Chair, Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Kansas; Slavic Ph.D., '11) writes about how Dostoevsky warned of the strain of nihilism that infects Donald Trump and his movement (The Conversation, Jan. 13).
Jan
25
Monday, January 25, 2021
12:00pm ET
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 presentation by Seonhee Kim, postdoctoral research scholar at the Harriman Institute, followed by a discussion moderated by Harriman director Alexander Cooley.
Jan
26
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
12:00pm ET
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 panel discussion on the Biden Administration and Russia with four of the Harriman Institute's most distinguished experts: Timothy Frye, Elise Giuliano, Robert Legvold, and Kimberly Marten. Moderated by Alexander Cooley.
Jan
27
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
12:00pm ET
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 and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA) for an interview with Anna Frajlich, author of The Ghost of Shakespeare: Collected Essays (Academic Studies Press, 2020), conducted by Ronald Meyer (Harriman Institute), editor of the volume. Professor Robert Blobaum, President of PIASA, will chair the discussion.
Jan
27
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
7:00pm ET
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University and the Harriman Institute for an online discussion of the film Evilenko (2002) with director David Grieco and lead actor Malcolm McDowell, moderated by Professor Yuri Shevchuk.
Jan
28
Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00pm ET
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Kate Brown, author of Manual for Survival: An Environmental History of the Chernobyl Disaster (W.W. Norton & Co., March 2020). Moderated by Mark Andryczyk (Harriman Institute).