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
14
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Sophie Pinkham (Ph.D., Slavic Department, 2019) writes how recent collections of poetry by Russian women offer a glimpse of how perceptions of feminism are changing in post-communist Slavic countries.
Apr
12
Monday, April 12, 2021
Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order (Cornell University Press) by Harriman Director Alexander Cooley and his co-author Daniel Nexon (Georgetown University) is reviewed in the New York Review of Books (April 29, 2021).
Apr
6
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Amra Sabic-El-Rayess (Associate Professor of Practice, Teachers College) shares her experiences of surviving the Bosnian genocide with ABC Action News.
Apr
5
Monday, April 5, 2021
Timothy M. Frye published Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin's Russia (Princeton University Press, April 2021) a book that looks beyond Putin to analyze how Russia functions. Read an excerpt in Foreign Affairs
Apr
1
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Thomas Kent (Adjunct Associate Professor, International & Public Affairs) writes on the critical early hours for disinformation response (Center for European Policy Analsysis, March 31, 2021).
Apr
14
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
4:00pm ET
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join the Program on U.S.-Russian Relations for a panel discussion with leading specialists on Russian foreign policy, featuring speakers Peter Clement (Saltzman Institute), Robert O. Freedman (Baltimore Hebrew University; Johns Hopkins University), and Carol R. Saivetz (MIT; Harvard), moderated by Elise Giuliano (Harriman Institute).
Apr
14
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00pm ET
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please join us for an event in our Rule of Law speaker series, a presentation by Peter H. Solomon (University of Toronto).
Apr
15
Thursday, April 15, 2021
12:00PM ET
Zoom webinar
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here). Please join us for an event organized by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, CUNY. Featuring Hasan Hasanović, head of research at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and himself a genocide survivor, and Ann Petrila, professor of practice and coordinator of Global Initiatives at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
Apr
15
Thursday, April 15, 2021
This event has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 13.
Apr
15
Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:00am ET
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar (register here) and streamed via YouTube Live. Please note that the date of the event has been changed. It will be held on April 15th. Please join us for the 4th Annual Edward A. Allworth Memorial Lecture, given by Erica Marat (National Defense University).