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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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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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Kimberly Marten testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment. Her testimony centered on how the Russian political system works today, the role of the military intelligence agency (the GRU), and the role of the Wagner Group “private” military company and Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. Read and watch the testimony.
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Monday, July 6, 2020
Timothy M. Frye discusses Vladimir Putin's incentives for staying in power in the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog. Read the article.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
John Anthony McGuckin (Nielsen Emeritus Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Union Theological Seminary) has published The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History (Yale University Press, 2020).

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