Alumni News

Stephen Cohen ('69) Founding Board Member of American Committee for East-West Accord

Stephen F. Cohen ('69), Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, is a founding board member of the newly-created American Committee for East-West Accord, "a nonpartisan, tax-exempt educational organization of American citizens from different professions — business, academia, government service, science, law, and others — who are deeply concerned about the possibility of a new (potentially even more dangerous) cold war between the United States/Europe and Russia." Learn more about the Committee and read their full mission statement here.

In Memory of Gene Sosin (RI '49)

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Gene Sosin a friend and alumnus of the Russian Institute. Sosin, who was 93, died peacefully on May 6, 2015. He was a former director of broadcasting at Radio Liberty, where he worked for 33 years. He has been a part of the Columbia University community since he started studying here as an undergraduate in 1937.


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