From the Director

Dear friends and colleagues of the Harriman Institute,

These are trying times, and we need to support one another and maintain our sense of community even when we cannot gather in physical spaces. Throughout this period, we will continue our efforts to improve our digital platforms and explore new ways of staying connected.

We already have some virtual events planned on our Facebook Live feed. We look forward to seeing you there. And please come prepared to ask questions—we will continue to hold Q&A sessions using Facebook chat. If you miss an event, you can always watch it on our Facebook page, which already has dozens of lectures for your enjoyment. For additional recordings of past events, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

A few highlights of videos from this semester so far: “The Impeachment—from the Ukrainian Perspective,” co-hosted with New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia; the Super-NOS Literary Prize Debate, which brought the NOS Literary Prize from Russia to New York (read about it in Columbia News); and a panel discussion about Alexandra Gillie's new book, "Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World."

We are fortunate to have an extensive collection of electronic resources for research on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies through Columbia Libraries. Our librarian, Robert H. Davis, has compiled a document explaining how to access them.

Please keep visiting our website for the most up-to-date event information. Also, please consult Columbia University's Preparedness Alerts and Announcements for more details on university policy and response to COVID-19. And please follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter if you aren't doing so already. 

Thank you for being part of the Harriman community, we look forward to staying connected.

Alexander Cooley
Director, Harriman Institute