Events Archive

Feb
28
Friday, February 28, 2020
New York City
The Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival 2020 will bring the new music of Ukraine to the world’s most exciting musical center, and will contextualize this important repertoire through discussion with scholars, performers, and composers. For more information, visit the festival website at https://www.ucmfnyc.com
Feb
28
Friday, February 28, 2020
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a talk with Ilya Kalinin, Associate Professor at Saint Petersburg State University (Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Associate Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
Feb
27
Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a panel discussion dedicated to the late journalist and publisher Viktor Perelman (1929-2003), the creator and sole editor of the Russian-language literary and political magazine Vremya i my (Time and We).

Beginning in 1975, 152 issues of Vremya I my were published over a span of twenty-five years in several countries: first in Israel, and then in France, the United States, and Russia.

Feb
25
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a presentation by Anatoly Motkin, founder and president of StrategEast, on the findings of the 2020 StrategEast Westernization Index.
Feb
24
Monday, February 24, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
411 Fayerweather Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Department of History for a lecture by Elena Osokina (University of South Carolina).
Feb
20
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th St at Amsterdam Ave)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center for a two-day conference entitled "The Holocaust in Yugoslavia and the Balkans." Register here.
Feb
20
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a reading by author Alexander Stessin, winner of the 2019 NOS Prize for his book The New York Rounds (Нью-йоркский обход). Registration is required.
Feb
20
Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a talk with Ilya Gerasimov (executive editor of Ab Imperio) and Marina Mogilner (University of Illinois at Chicago), two of the authors of A New Imperial History of Northern Eurasia (Russian edition 2017; English translation forthcoming).
Feb
19
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
12:30pm
Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 7th Floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Department of Political Science for a meeting of the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar with speaker Arturas Rozenas, Associate Professor of Politics at New York University.
Feb
18
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a screening of Yury Shchekochikhin: His Life in Words and Deeds (2017), followed by a panel discussion featuring: Mark Lipovetsky (Columbia University); Nadezhda Azhgikhina (PEN Moscow); Tom Kent (Harriman Institute); Nina Khrushcheva (New School); Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation).
Feb
18
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:30pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 12th floor)
Please join the Roma Peoples Project and the Harriman Institute for our fourth seminar introducing Roma studies to the Columbia community. More than 1 million Roma live in the United States. Please join us for a panel about growing up Roma in the US, featuring Russell Brown, software engineer and artist; Naomi Negrón, communications specialist; Michael Ciuraru, entrepreneur; moderated by Teodur Blidaru, UN Youth Delegate for Romania.
Feb
13
Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:10pm
1201 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 12th floor)
Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a screening of the film The Goat Horn (Козият рог, 1972, dir. Metodi Andonov), followed by a discussion with Professor Rossen Djagalov from NYU's Department of Russian and Slavic Studies. This event is part of the Spring 2020 East Central Europe Film Series: Through the Lens of History, which showcases films from the region with pre-20th century historical settings.
Feb
13
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:15pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL) for a talk with author Victoria Smolkin about her book A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Feb
12
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program and Razom for Ukraine for an evening with Ukrainian writer Artem Chekh.
Feb
12
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a talk with Alexandra Gillies about her new book Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World, (Oxford University Press, January 2020). She will be joined by discussant Alison Taylor, Executive Director of Ethical Systems at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Feb
12
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:30pm
307 Mathematics Hall (Columbia University)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Russian Film Club for a screening of the 2015 film The Land of Oz, directed by Vasily Sigarev. This event is part of the Russian Cinema Between Protests Film Series, organized by Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Department) and Daria Ezerova (Harriman Institute). The film has a runtime of 100 minutes and will be presented with English subtitles. NOTE ROOM CHANGE: Event is in 307 Mathematics Hall.
Feb
12
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:40pm
Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th St at Amsterdam Ave)
The Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University presents a screening of the new documentary film The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (2020) followed by a Q&A with director Iryna Tsilyk. Film runtime: 74 minutes.
Feb
11
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a talk with Lara Vapnyar, author of Divide Me by Zero (Tin House, October 2019), moderated by writer Sana Krasikov.
Feb
10
Monday, February 10, 2020
6:15pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Edward A. Allworth Memorial Lecture, given by Regine A. Spector (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Registration is required.
Feb
10
Monday, February 10, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
East Gallery, Buell Hall (Maison Française)
Please join us for a book launch and panel discussion celebrating the publication of Martha Graham’s Cold War: the Dance of American Diplomacy (Oxford University Press) by Professor Victoria Phillips. Joining the discussion are Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University), Lynn Garafola (Professor Emerita, Barnard College), Richard R. John (Columbia University), and Whitney Laemmli (Carnegie Mellon University). Registration is required.
Feb
10
Monday, February 10, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with author Peter Lippman about his book Surviving the Peace: The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Vanderbilt University Press, November 2019).

This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page via Facebook Live. Follow us and enable Facebook Live notifications to watch the event.

Feb
7
Friday, February 7, 2020
7:00pm
The Landmark at 57 West (657 West 57th Street)
Join the Harriman Institute and Open Society Foundations for a screening of the Georgian film And Then We Danced (2020) followed by a panel discussion with the director Levan Akin, Julie George, Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Film runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes. English subtitles.
And Then We Danced - Official Trailer
Feb
6
Thursday, February 6, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program and the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Anna Procyk of her book Giuseppe Mazzini’s Young Europe and the Birth of Modern Nationalism in the Slavic World (University of Toronto Press, 2019).
Feb
5
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
12:00pm
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, Barnard College (3009 Broadway)
Please join us for a lecture by journalist, literary critic, curator, and political activist Anna Narinskaya. This event is part of the Super-NOS Russian Literary Festival, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, Barnard Slavic Department, Columbia Slavic Department, and the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Foundation. Registration is required.
Feb
5
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:00pm
James Room, 418 Barnard Hall, Barnard College (3009 Broadway)
Please join us for a reading by Lev Rubinstein, postmodernist Russian poet, prose-writer, and performer. The event will be preceded by a reception at 6:00pm and a Q&A session after the reading. This event is part of the Super-NOS Russian Literary Festival, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, Barnard Slavic Department, Columbia Slavic Department, and the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Foundation. This a Russian-language event with no English translation. Registration is required.
Feb
4
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
12:00pm
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, Barnard College (3009 Broadway)
Please join us for a lecture by Irina Prokhorova, cultural historian, literary critic, editor and political activist. This event is part of the Super-NOS Russian Literary Festival, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, Barnard Slavic Department, Columbia Slavic Department, and the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Foundation. Registration is required.
Feb
4
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
7:00pm
Event Oval, Lower Level of the Diana Center, Barnard College (3009 Broadway)
Please join us for Super-NOS, an evening of exciting literary debate dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Russian literary prize NOS (Новая словесность/New Prose). This event is part of the Super-NOS Russian Literary Festival, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, Barnard Slavic Department, Columbia Slavic Department, and the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Foundation. Registration is required.
Feb
3
Monday, February 3, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a talk with Sonja Viličić, a founder and Executive Director of the NGO Haver Srbija.