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.

Aug
13
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Ann Cooper (CBS Professor Emerita of Professional Practice in International Journalism) published the report "Conveying Truth: Independent Media in Putin's Russia" with the Shorenstein Center (Harvard Kennedy School).
Aug
12
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
President Vladimir Putin announced yesterday that Russia is the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine. Timothy Frye weighed in about it for the Associated Press, saying that if the vaccine doesn't work it could be "a real black eye" to the Kremlin. Read the article.
Aug
12
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Mariya Chukhnova (MARS-REERS '20) wrote about the failure of Ukraine's recent census attempt for Eurasianet. Read the article
Aug
10
Monday, August 10, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Frank Bohan, who passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Frank worked as the Harriman Institute’s Business Manager from 1993 until his retirement in 2015.
Aug
6
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Elise Giuliano (Political Science; Director of Graduate Studies, MARS-REERS) writes about the anti-Putin protests in the Russian Far East and conclusions that might be drawn from these demonstrations for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage (August 6, 2020).
Aug
20
Thursday, August 20, 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 Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), New York Chapter and the the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a discussion with Igor Lukes, Professor of History & International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, as he delves into several lesser-known factors behind Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. Moderated by Christopher Harwood, Lecturer in Czech and co-director of the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute.
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.