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Jun
9
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Tanya Domi (International Affairs) was interviewed by Voice of America regarding the Mladić convictions being upheld. "I'm gratified to see that the Mladić convictions were upheld. It should never have been in doubt."
Jun
9
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Dennis Tenen (English and Comparative Literature), with co-authors Rishi Goyal and Arden Hegele, published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on their Columbia World Project, "Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence," in which they describe how those who resist the COVID-19 vaccine make their case by borrowing emotional language made familiar by other political movements. 
Jun
9
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Alexander Cooley participates in a panel discussion at the annual Primakov Readings International Forum. The panel, "US-Russia Relations. Any Сhances for De-escalation?" is chaired by Sergey Ryabkov, the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Jun
9
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Natasha Udensiva discussed growing oil prices, and who in the world will profit from them, with Radio Liberty. Interview in Russian.
Jun
8
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
In the latest episode of Expert Opinions - Russia, Eurasia, our podcast with Eurasianet, Masha Udensiva-Brenner interviews anti-corruption investigator Thomas Mayne about kleptocracy and what it means for democracies all over the world.
Jun
14
Monday, June 14, 2021
12:00pm ET
Online
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Join us for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Series, jointly hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Our expert panel of professionals from journalism, academia, and the human rights community will discuss the forced landing of a Ryanair flight by Belarusian authorities and coerced detention of dissent journalist Roman Protasevich, and what implications the incident will have for US and EU relations with Belarus and Moscow.
Jun
15
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
2:00pm ET
Online
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. The Harriman Institute, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Eurasianet present a panel discussion with of scholars and practitioners/diplomats who will discuss the new situation and its implications for the region and international involvement. Featuring speakers Leyla Aliyeva (Oxford School for Global and Area Studies), Carrey Cavanaugh (U.S. Ambassador [retired]; University of Kentucky), Gerard Libaridian (former Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia), and Thomas de Waal (Carnegie Europe). Moderated by Justin Burke (Eurasianet), Alexander Cooley (Harriman Institute), and Nargis Kassenova (Davis Center).