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
20
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Irina Reyfman (Professor and Chair, Slavic Languages) is co-translator with Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford) of Alexander Radishchev's Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow, one of the most important works to come out of the age of Catherine the Great. The translation was published in the Russian Library by Columbia University Press.
Oct
20
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Brandon M. Schechter (HI Research Affiliate; Visiting Assistant Professor, NYU-Shanghai) received the American Historical Association's Paul Birdsall Prize for his The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects (Cornell University Press).
Oct
19
Monday, October 19, 2020
Padma Desai's (Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor Emerita of Comparative Economic Systems) "Russian Political Humor in Comparative Perspective" appears in the Summer 2020 issue of The International Economy.
Oct
16
Friday, October 16, 2020
Kate Brown (Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT) was named the recipient of the Marshall D. Shulman Book Prize by ASEEES for her monograph "Manual for Survival: An Environmental History of the Chernobyl Disaster" (W. W. Norton  & Co.).
Oct
16
Friday, October 16, 2020
Thomas Kent (International and Public Affairs) joined The Cognitive Crucible (Information Professionals Association) to talk about his recent book, Striking Back: Overt and Covert Options to Combat Russian Disinformation. The wide-ranging discussion covers the origins of Radio Free Europe, ethics, and election meddling.
Oct
21
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar
Registration for this event includes access to stream the film in advance of the discussion. Click here to register. Please join the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University and the Harriman Institute for an online screening and discussion of The Long Breakup (2020), directed by Katya Soldak. The discussion with the director of the film will be moderated by Yuri Shevchuk.
Oct
22
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00pm EDT
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, Columbia University for a presentation by Leah Batstone (Hunter College, CUNY). Moderated by Mark Andryczyk.
Oct
23
Friday, October 23, 2020
7:00pm EDT
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 Russian Film Club at Columbia University for a discussion with Lilya KaganovskyPolina Barskova, and Tony Anemone about the 2019 film Beanpole. This event is part of our Contemporary Culture Series.
Oct
28
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00pm EDT
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 the inaugural event of the "Russia's Worlds" lecture series. Peter Holquist (Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania) will discuss his forthcoming book project "'By Right of War': The Discipline and Practice of International Law of War in Imperial Russia, 1868-1917" alongside Will Smiley (Assistant Professor of the Humanities, University of New Hampshire), who will present his work on "Slaves, Prisoners, and International Law between the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1739-1878." The two presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion and a brief Q&A.
Oct
29
Thursday, October 29, 2020
12:00pm EDT
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 presentation by Myroslav Shkandrij of his book Avant-Garde Art in Ukraine, 1910-1930: Contested Memory (Academic Studies Press, 2019). Moderated by Mark Andryczyk (Harriman Institute).