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.

Feb
20
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Since he joined Columbia's faculty last fall, Mark Lipovetsky has organized a number of high-profile Russian cultural events on campus with the hope of creating a center for contemporary Russian culture at the Harriman Institute. A case in point is the Super-NOS Russian Literary Festival. Read the article.
Feb
17
Monday, February 17, 2020

Poems by Anna Frajlich (Senior Lecturer in Polish, Emerita) appear in the Czech translation literary monthly Plav (#9, 2017;

Feb
13
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Alexander Cooley (Director of the Harriman Institute) was interviewed by Phillip Adams on ABC Australian Radio about the unravelling of the US global order and his forthcoming book Exit from Hegemony.
Feb
6
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Well-known Russian author Alexander Genis reviews the Super-NOS Festival for Radio Liberty (6 February 2020). In Russian.
Feb
6
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Ann Kjellberg, founder and editor of Book Post, a book review newsletter, appraises Columbia's Super-NOS Festival. Pictured: Maria Stepanova, runner-up in the NOS competition.
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.
Feb
20
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a reading by author Alexander Stessin, winner of the 2019 NOS Prize for his book The New York Rounds (Нью-йоркский обход). Registration is required.
Feb
20
Thursday, February 20, 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020
Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th St at Amsterdam Ave)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center for a two-day conference entitled "The Holocaust in Yugoslavia and the Balkans." Register here.
Feb
20
Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a talk with Ilya Gerasimov (executive editor of Ab Imperio) and Marina Mogilner (University of Illinois at Chicago), two of the authors of A New Imperial History of Northern Eurasia (Russian edition 2017; English translation forthcoming).
Feb
24
Monday, February 24, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
411 Fayerweather Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Department of History for a lecture by Elena Osokina (University of South Carolina).