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.

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Rebecca Kobrin (Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History) writes in the Washington Post that the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus is isolating the U.S. even further and that reduced immigration and travel restrictions on Americans abroad shrink our world.
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Monday, July 13, 2020
On the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, Lara J. Nettelfield discussed how the search for the missing has evolved over time in an op-ed for Kosovo 2.0, which appeared in English and in Bosnian. It was also reprinted by openDemocracy.
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Friday, July 10, 2020
Greta Matzner-Gore (Assistant Professsor, Slavic Languages, USC) was interviewed by the Bloggers Karamazov (North American Dostoevsky Society) about her new book Dostoevsky and the Ethics of Narrative Form: Suspense, Closure, Minor Characters (Northwestern University Press).
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Thursday, July 9, 2020
Mark Mazower (Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies; Director, Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination) reviews Richard Evans' Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History for the New York Review of Books (July 23, 2020).
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
We are pleased to announce that Aleksandar Bošković has joined Christopher Harwood to co-direct our East Central European Center.

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