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.

Dec
6
Friday, December 6, 2019

Mark Lipovetsky, Professor of Slavic Languages, has been awarded the Andrei Bely Prize for his many contributions to the field of Russian literature.

Dec
5
Thursday, December 5, 2019
The Modern Language Association of America announced the thirteenth Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Honorable mention was awarded to A History of Russian Literature, authored by Professors Mark Lipovetsky and Irina Reyfman of the Columbia Slavic Department, together with co-authors Andrew Kahn and Stephanie Sandler.
Dec
4
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Padma Desai, Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor Emerita of Comparative Economic Systems, is featured in Nobel Laureate Robert M. Solow's "Economists," a compilatioon of 90 of the world's most prominent economists.
Dec
4
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, appeared live on NY1 during the impeachment hearing to discuss former U.S.

Dec
2
Monday, December 2, 2019
Małgorzata Mazurek (Associate Professor of Polish Studies) delivered the Visegrad Talk at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill on October 24.
Oct
22
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute and the Kolodzei Art Foundation present the exhibit Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation. This exhibition features selected paintings and drawings from the 1980s to the present by prominent Russian artist Sergei Volokhov. These imaginative drawings on specially prepared paper are contemplations by the artist on Russian history and his personal memories.
Dec
10
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the European Institute, the Department of History, and the Harriman Institute for a student conference organized as part of Professor Victoria Phillips's courses "Cold War Power" and "Women as Cold War Weapons." Registration is required.
Dec
12
Thursday, December 12, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019
Faculty House, Columbia University (64 Morningside Dr, enter through 116th St passage)
Please join us for the Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network.
Jan
21
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute is pleased to present the exhibit Vintage: Eastern Bloc 1964, a photo essay documenting the travels of two young Americans behind the Iron Curtain by photographer Hope Herman Wurmfeld.
Jan
29
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibit Vintage: Eastern Bloc 1964, a photo essay documenting the travels of two young Americans behind the Iron Curtain by photographer Hope Herman Wurmfeld.