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.

Nov
14
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Professor Jenik Radon (SIPA) is the author of Walk Tall! A Beautiful Tomorrow for Emerging Nations," one of the four companion books to PNG APEC Story.

Nov
12
Monday, November 12, 2018
Professor Rebecca Kobrin co-authored a piece in The Guardian comparing anti-semitism in the US and the UK in the wake of the Squirrel Hill shooting. Professor Kobrin also published an op-ed with CNN.
Nov
7
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Lincoln Mitchell (Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies) and Tinatin Japaridze (MARS -REERS) published an op-ed in the Moscow Times on "The U.S. Midterms: What's at Stake for the Kremlin?" (Nov. 1, 2018).
Oct
30
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Dr. Stephan Sander-Faes, currently István Deák Visiting Assistant Professor, is the author of Europas habsburgischer Moment, 1450-1550. The book is a transnational history of the Habsburg dynasty's first century as Europe's pre-eminent power-brokers.
Oct
25
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Ann Cooper (CBS Professor of Professional Practice in International Journalism) received a cryptic email from around the globe and across 28 years, which would bring her back to Lithuania, where she had reported on the protest of the Ribentrop-Molotov 1939 agreement in Vilnius, on August 23, 1987.
Oct
22
Monday, October 22, 2018 to Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute and the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) present an exhibition curated by Regina Khidekel. Many Russian émigré artists have invigorated the New York art scene over the past three decades. The '90s was a particularly vibrant decade for integration and the search for relevance in the realm of contemporary art and critical discourse, areas that had been lacking in Russia during the post-Soviet transition. This exhibition aims to revitalize the history of Russian artists in New York during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Nov
19
Monday, November 19, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ella Weed Room, 223 Milbank Hall, Barnard College

In this talk and reading of translations of classical and contemporary Russian poets (including Elena Shvarts, Vladimir Aristov, Alik Rivin, and Alexander Griboyedov), Julia Trubikhina

Nov
20
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with Klára Móricz, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Professor at Amherst College.

Nov
27
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk by Colette Shulman, Harriman Institute alumna, based on her family memoir Discovering One Another: I Listened with the Ear of My Heart.

Nov
27
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a conversation with Leonid Volkov, Russian politician and and member of the Russia's Future Party, moderated by Timothy Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Columbia University.