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.

Mar
15
Friday, March 15, 2019
The current issue (4 April) of the New York Review of Books features work by two Harriman members. Mark Mazower (Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Paris) writes on the Armenian genocide; Sophie Pinkham (Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. Slavic Languages) reviews three new books on Chernobyl.
Mar
12
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Tanya Domi (International Affairs) contributed the chapter "BiH's Contributions to International Military-Security-Peace Operations," co-authored with Davor Petrić, to the volume Bosnia and Herzegovina's Foreign Policy since Independence (Palgrave Macmillan).
Mar
11
Monday, March 11, 2019
Rebecca Kobrin participated in two discussion events on anti-semitism: the first, a panel discussion on the rise of global anti-semitism at the Council on Foreign Relations and the second, a conversation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage regarding a 20,000-strong rally of Nazi supporters which took place in Madison Square Garden in 1939.
Mar
7
Thursday, March 7, 2019

In her recent article for the journal "Democratization," Harriman Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Yana Gorokhovskaia, writes about what it takes to win when the election game is rigged. 

Mar
7
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky's dissertation, "Imperial Refuge: Resettlement of Muslims from Russia in the Ottoman Empire, 1860–1914," won the 2018 World History Association Dissertation Prize.
Mar
25
Monday, March 25, 2019
6:00pm
Ella Weed Room, 223 Milbank Hall, Barnard College

Please join us for a lecture by Lena Marasinova, leading researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences and professor at the Higher School of Economics.

Mar
25
Monday, March 25, 2019
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a lecture by Amir Irani-Tehrani, Assistant Professor of Persian, United States Military Academy at West Point and John Pendergast, Assistant Professor of Russian, West Point.
Mar
26
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute is pleased to present the exhibit Listen to Silence and Speak: The Leningrad Underground and Joseph Brodsky, an exhibit curated by Natasha Sharymova showcasing photographs by Nina Alovert, Natalya Dyakovskaya, Leonid Lubianitsky, Mark Serman, and Natasha Sharymova, together with photographs from the archives of Andrey Aryev, Kirill Kozyryov, and Nina and Lev Loseff.
Mar
26
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a reception in celebration of the opening of the exhibit Listen to Silence and Speak: The Leningrad Underground and Joseph Brodsky, a photography exhibit curated by Natasha Sharymova, showcasing photographs by Nina Alovert, Natalya Dyakovskaya, Leonid Lubianitsky, Mark Serman, and Natasha Sharymova, together with photographs from the archives of Andrey Aryev, Kirill Kozyryov, and Nina and Lev Loseff.
Mar
27
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:30pm
Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 7th Floor)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Department of Political Science for a meeting of the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar with speaker Volha Charnysh, Assist