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
7
Monday, January 7, 2019
Kimberly Marten, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Barnard College, published a PONARS Eurasia policy memo about the activities of Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, and his informal armed Wagner Group, in Africa. Read the memo.
Jan
5
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Tinatin Japaridze (MARS-REERS ’19) is enrolled in the Harriman’s BA/MA program, which allows Columbia undergraduates to begin coursework for their master’s degree in their senior year, as they complete undergraduate degrees in their respective departments.

Jan
3
Thursday, January 3, 2019
The Russian weekly V Novom Svete published a report on the December 5, 2018, Harriman presentation on "Freedom of Expression in Russia" by Nadezda Azhgikhina, Executive Director of Moscow PEN, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation.
Jan
3
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Kimberly Marten, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Barnard College, spoke to Vox about the case of Paul Whelan, the American recently detained for espionage in Russia.
Jan
3
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Daniel Petrick (MARS '20) interviews Vladimir Kulić, co-curator of the MOMA exhibit "Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980," for Balkaninsight.
Jan
18
Friday, January 18, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute is pleased to present the exhibit Through the Brooklyn Bridge: Here Stood Mayakovsky, curated by the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky (Moscow). The exhibit is organized around the poet's journey to America in 1925, drawing on poems and photographs, including portraits of friends, colleagues, and people of art and culture Mayakovsky met during his trip. In addition, it will include rare landscape sketches and drawings from the collection of the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Jan
23
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12:30pm
Lindsay Rogers Room (707 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a meeting of the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar with speaker Monika Nalepa (University of Chicago).

Jan
23
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Harriman Institute for the opening reception of the exhibit Through the Brooklyn Bridge: Here Stood Mayakovsky, curated by the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky (Moscow). The exhibit is organized around the poet's journey to America in 1925, drawing on poems and photographs, including portraits of friends, colleagues, and people of art and culture Mayakovsky met during his trip. In addition, it will include rare landscape sketches and drawings from the collection of the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Jan
24
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, 15th floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a panel discussion examining the Kremlin’s recent attempts at reforming the pension system in Russia. This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is part of our Russian Studies & Policy event series. Panelists include: Kristy Ironside, Assistant Professor in History and Classical Studies at McGill University; Katerina Tertytchnaya, Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science at University College London; Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center; moderated by Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.
Jan
24
Thursday, January 24, 2019
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a lecture by Alexei Lobov, Director of the State Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky, including a presentation of materials not included in the exhibition Through the Brooklyn Bridge: Here Stood Mayakovsky, as well as the story of the poet’s triumph and tragedy, and a recitation of Mayakovsky’s poetry.