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Monday, December 10, 2018
Yana Gorokhovskaia (Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow) joined panelists Nina Khrusheva and Leonid Volkov for an "Inside Look at Russia" at the Council on Foreign Relations (Dec. 7, 2018). The panel was chaired by Stephen Sestanovich (Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy).
Monday, December 3, 2018
Kimberly Marten (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Barnard College) joined a BBC panel of experts to discuss "Is Russia at War with the West?"
Monday, November 26, 2018
Stephan Sander-Faes (Istvan Deak Visiting Professor) has published a new article in Frühneuzeit-Info: ‘“Ohngeacht alles gebrauchten Ernsts und arrests”: Diebstahlsprozesse im ländlichen Südböhmen um 1700’ [Thievery Investigations in Rural Bohemia, c. 1700].
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Yana Gorokhovskaia, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Russian Politics, contributed a piece on "The Competing Campaigns of the Russian Opposition" to All the Russia's, the blog of NYU's Jordan Center. In addition, she published an article, "From Local Activism to Local Politics: The Case of Moscow," in the journal Russian Politics.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Jenik Radon (SIPA) is quoted in Xinhua, regarding the 2018 APEC conference in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: "Jenik Radon, a professor from the School of International and Public Affairs in Columbia University, also hailed China's achiev

Thursday, November 29, 2018 to Thursday, December 20, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute, the Kyrgyz American Foundation, and the American University of Central Asia present this exhibit featuring works by photographer by Askarbek Abdygulov. Abdygulov presents unique moments from the life and work of renowned Soviet and Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov starting in 1971 and continuing almost to the end of Aimatov’s life.
Monday, December 10, 2018 to Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hunter College of the City University of New York, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 706 (Hunter East Building, 695 Park Avenue @ East 68th Street)
Please join the Department of Russian and East European Cultures at Hunter College, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University for a conference organized by Yasha Klots (Hunter College) and Polina Barskova (Hampshire College). RSVP and photo ID required for those without a Hunter College ID.
Friday, December 14, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
NYU Center for European & Mediterranean Studies (53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies for a meeting of the Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop with Pavel Vasilyev, Polonsky Academy Fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.