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.

Apr
17
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Vasily Lvov (aka Basil Lvoff, Lecturer in Russian) has published a short essay, "The Invisible Hand of the Artist," together with the poem "Silentium," in the inaugural issue of the literary magazine Gastajbajter, a journal of the Slavic diaspora.
Apr
15
Monday, April 15, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Colleen Wood (GSAS) received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study Central Asian return migration and diasporic identities. The award recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students to conduct research relevant to society-at-large and national security.
Apr
15
Monday, April 15, 2019
Rebecca Kobrin (Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History) spoke at the National Library of Israel's Global Forum on the topic of Jewish migration to the United States.
Apr
10
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Why Russia's military presence in Venezuela disregards the rules of the old Cold War: Kimberly Marten discusses President Putin's recent decision to send Russian military planes to Venezuela with BBC Mundo [article in Spanish].
Apr
2
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Justin Key Canfil is a fifth-year doctoral student in Columbia’s Department of Political Science with a minor in international law. His dissertation explores the relationship between military technological change and arms control, focusing on patterns in Cold War discussions over new technologies. Read more.
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.
Apr
22
Monday, April 22, 2019
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027

Please join us for a talk by Veera Laine, PhD Candidate at the University of Helsinki and Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute.

Apr
23
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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 Mariana

Apr
23
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
NYU Silver Center for Arts & Science, Room 405 (100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003)
Please join us for a book talk with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University and Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and History at New York University. Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, will serve as discussant. RSVP required.
Apr
24
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk by Katerina Vrablikova (University of Bath and István Deák Visiting Professor at Columbia University).