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
14
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
"It wasn’t until Jimmy Carter became president in 1976 that human rights suddenly became almost a household term. Within the space of a couple of years I could go from having to explain to friends what my human rights work was all about, to being able to say to a taxi driver who asked what I did that 'I work in human rights,' and he would say, 'Oh good.'" Read the interview with Human Rights Watch co-Founder Jeri Laber.
Aug
14
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Daniel Petrick (MARS '20) writes for Balkaninsight.com about how, despite ethnic tensions between Kosovo and Serbia, Kosovars and Serbians seem to relate to each other on an individual level.
Aug
7
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
"One of the reasons why I’m doing this interview is that people today are so present 'in the moment,' especially the graduate students and the faculty, so obsessed with their own peculiar interest, that they forget what or who went before.” Read Edward Kasinec's interview.
Aug
2
Friday, August 2, 2019
Christopher Harwood (Lecturer in Czech and Co-Director of the East Central European Center) was interviewed on the radio show Vizitka (Calling Card) about his teaching and research interests.
Jul
31
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Harriman Institute's director, Alexander Cooley quoted in article on Radio Free Europe, "Where Wall Street Meets Tashkent: Amid Reforms At Home, Uzbek Officials Make Their Pitch To Investors In New York."
Sep
3
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute is pleased to present the exhibit Moscow: Gay Cruising Sites of the Soviet Capital, 1920-1980s featuring a series of works photographed in 2008 by artist Yevgeniy Fiks.
Sep
4
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute for the opening reception of the exhibit 

Sep
24
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:30pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a book talk with author Maxim Osipov on his story collection Rock, Paper, Scissors and Other Stories (NYRB, April 2019).

Oct
7
Monday, October 7, 2019
4:00pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 12th floor)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a panel moderated by Mark Andryczyk featuring Olena Jennings, Alexander J.

Oct
10
Thursday, October 10, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a book talk with Oscar Jonsson, current Director of the Stockholm Free World Forum (Frivärld) and associated researcher at the Swedish Defense University, on The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace (Georgetown University Press, November 2019).