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
16
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Daniel Petrick (MARS '20) writes for Balkaninsight.com about Serbs who have returned to live in Prizren, Kosovo after fleeing at the end of the war in 1999.
Jan
16
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Timothy M. Frye discusses the resignation of the Russian government, headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog. Read the article.
Jan
16
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Kimberly Marten's (Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Barnard College) discussed the Wagtner Group and Russian private military contractors on the Defense One podcast. Listen to the episode or read the transcript.
Jan
9
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Mark Mazower (Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies; Director, Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination) reviews Julian Jackson's new biography of de Gaulle for the New York Review of Books (Jan. 16, 2020).
Jan
9
Thursday, January 9, 2020
We are pleased to announce that our BA/MA candidate Mariya Chukhnova (MARS-REERS ’20) received a Davis Fellowship from Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
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
22
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:15pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Columbia Journalism School for a talk with Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker's Moscow correspondent and author of Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia (Tim Duggan Books, January 2020), in conversation with author and journalist Keith Gessen (George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism).
Jan
23
Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:15pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a talk with Magda Szcześniak (Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw).
Jan
23
Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
60 Fifth Avenue, Room 150 (New York University)
Join us for the second meeting of the 2019-2020 New York Russia Public Policy Seminar, a forum co-hosted by the Harriman Institute and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. As the United States enters the next phase of the impeachment process, join our panel of experts as they consider what this means for Ukraine, Ukraine’s relations with Russia, and Russia and Ukraine’s relations with the U.S. moving forward. Registration is required.
Jan
27
Monday, January 27, 2020
12:00pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 12th floor)
Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Magda Szcześniak (University of Warsaw; Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University) about avenues of research and institutional collaboration, both in and out of Poland. Graduate and undergraduate students in any area of East-Central European Studies are encouraged to attend.