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.

Oct
5
Friday, October 5, 2018
Lincoln Mitchell (Adjunct Associate Research Scholar) and Tinatin Japaridze (Harriman MARS student) published an op-ed in the Moscow Times, titled "Trump Has Cleared the Way for Russian 'Hacktivities.'"
Oct
5
Friday, October 5, 2018
Rhiannon Dowling (Harriman Postdoctoral Research Fellow) has been awarded the Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation prize for her dissertation “Brezhnev’s War on Crime: The Criminal in Soviet Society, 1963-1984,” defended at University of California, Berkeley (May 2017).
Oct
2
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Yuri Shevchuk (Lecturer in Ukrainian and founding member of the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University) has been elected to membership of the Ukrainian Film Academy.
Sep
27
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Lincoln Mitchell (Adjunct Associate Research Scholar) and Tinatin Japaridze (Harriman MARS student) published an op-ed in the Moscow Times, titled "When the Russian Dog Finally Caught up With the American Car" (Sept. 26, 2018).
Sep
20
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tanya Domi (International and Public Affairs) addressed U.S. sanctions placed on Nikolic Spiro, a Bosnian Serb politician, for Aljazeera Balkans (12 September 2018).
Sep
4
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Exhibit runs September 4 – October 18, 2018. Exhibit hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM excluding university holidays. Artist Anne Bobroff-Hajal's extensively researched polyptychs are satirical commentaries on how Russia's ruling elites have historically taken advantage of their unique geographic situation to amass and maintain power. Her work draws formally on the similarities among icons, political cartoons, animation storyboards, and graphic novels, all of which tell stories in pictures.
Oct
16
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Sergei Zhuk, Professor of Russian and Eastern European History at Ball State University, of his book Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists (I.B. Tauris, 2018).
Oct
16
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture and the Harriman Institute for a book launch and discussion of Dubravka Ugrešić’s recent novel Fox, translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac and David Williams, with the author Dubravka Ugrešić and translator Ellen Elias-Bursac. The conversation will be moderated by Aleksandar Bošković (Columbia).
Oct
16
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, 12th floor)
Please join us for a talk with Piotr Kosicki, Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Maryland, about his new book Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and "Revolution," 1891-1956 (Yale University Press, 2018). RSVP required to em705@hunter.cuny.edu
Oct
17
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00pm
Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, 7th Floor)
Please join us for a dialogue between Vladimir Kara-Murza (Chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom and Vice Chairman of Open Russia) and Keith Gessen (George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism, Columbia University) on challenges and prospects in Russian civil society today. Ann Cooper (CBS Professor of Professional Practice in International Journalism, Columbia University) will provide the opening remarks and introduction.