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
16
Monday, September 16, 2019
Mark von Hagen (Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and former Associate Director and Director of the Harriman Institute 1989-2001) died early in the morning of September 15, 2019, after a two-week hospitalization, surrounded by friends and family. Convening seminars in his room, Mark was present for discussions about history, philosophy, and friendship, three of his favorite topics.
Sep
12
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tanya Domi (SIPA) was interviewed on the BBC Newshour about the first Gay Pride march in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sep
12
Thursday, September 12, 2019
"The collapse of the Soviet Union raised a very important issue: namely, what does an institute for the advanced study of the Soviet Union study when the Soviet Union isn’t there anymore?" Read the interview.
Sep
11
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Rebecca Kobrin (Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History; Associate Director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies) published an op-ed in a major Polish newspaper along with an extended discussion of her book about a lost chapter of the city Bialystok's history.
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.
Sep
17
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:00pm
Rennert Hall, Kraft Center (606 West 115th Street, lower level)

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring Steven Kaplan, host of the radio and TV show "Tolkovishche with Seva Kaplan" and Rafael Shimunov, an artist an acti

Sep
19
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
James Room, 418 Barnard Hall (3009 Broadway)
Registration is required. Please join us for a panel discussion on the expansion of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) across Eurasia and the risks of conflict and dispute that the promoters of the Initiative might have to address. This event is organized by the Istanbul Policy Center–Stiftung Mercator Initiative at Sabancı University, together with Columbia University’s Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies, The Harriman Institute, ISERP, and Columbia Global Centers, Istanbul.
Sep
23
Monday, September 23, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
1512 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 15th floor)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs for an event with Urmas Reinsalu

Sep
23
Monday, September 23, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 15th floor)

Please join the Harriman Institute, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the SIPA Eurasia Group for an event with