Exhibit. People, Books & Archives in Pictures, 1903-2021: Resources for Russian/Soviet, East European & Eurasian Studies on the Heights

Harriman Institute Atrium 12th floor International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St, New York

Columbia University Libraries has collected Slavic and East European language materials since at least 1903. This exhibition and its companion publication of essays provide an overview of the developmental history of collecting on Morningside Heights through vignettes of historical personalities and print and archival collecting milestones over the past 115 years. Curated by Edward Kasinec and Robert H. Davis Jr., with Erica Stefano.

Book Talk. Russian Energy Chains: The Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union by Margarita M. Balmaceda

Online

Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute for a talk with Margarita M. Balmaceda, author of Russian Energy Chains: The Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union (Columbia University Press, 2021), in conversation with Natasha Udensiva (SIPA/Harriman Institute). Moderated by Elise Giuliano (Harriman Institute).

Energy Transition: Effects on the Former Soviet Union

Hybrid Event (see Location Note)

Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia's Center on Global Energy Policy for a talk with Tatiana Mitrova, an expert on Russian and global energy markets, moderated by Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute.

Russian Relations with Central Asia and Afghanistan after U.S. Withdrawal

Online

Join us for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Series, co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. In this second event of the academic year, our panelists will discuss the status of Russian relations with Central Asia and Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal.

RESCHEDULED: Post-Soviet Conflicts: Doing Better Than We Thought?

This event has been reschedule for December 10, 2021 at 12:00pm. Visit the new event page >> Please join us for talk on post-Soviet conflicts by Nina Lutterjohann, Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute, moderated by Elise Giuliano (Harriman Institute). The focus of her research offers a comparative perspective to better understand the origins, dynamics, and scenarios of these conflicts.

Anatoly Zverev: Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation

Harriman Institute Atrium 12th floor International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St, New York

Anatoly Zverev is a legend of the Moscow art circles of the second half of the 20th century. Zverev was born in 1931 in Moscow and he died in 1986 in Moscow. In 1948-1950, Zverev attended the Moscow School of Art and Industry, and he attended the 1905 Art School and was expelled after several months for his “personal appearance." In the mid-1950s, Zverev developed his own style based on expressive drawing and rapid improvisation. He sometimes drew without looking at the paper, using a finger, cigarette butt or hunk of bread. He rarely painted pure abstractions, tending to produce portraits, landscapes and still-lifes retaining elements of objective. Since 1957, Zverev’s artworks were showcased in many group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. This exhibition features Zverev's artworks from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, courtesy of the Kolodzei Art Foundation.

Culture Wars in Tomorrow’s Russia

Hybrid Event (see Location Note)

Please join us for a lecture by Russian writer, poet, and journalist Dmitrii Bykov, moderated by Mark Lipovetsky (Harriman Institute). This event is part of our Contemporary Culture Series.

Book Talk. Klimat: Russia in the Age of Climate Change by Thane Gustafson

Online

Please join the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Thane Gustafson of his book Klimat: Russia in the Age of Climate Change (Harvard University Press, 2021) and winner of the 2021 Marshall D. Shulman Book Prize for his book The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe (HUP, 2020). Moderated by Kimberly Marten (Harriman Institute).

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