Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute and the Kolodzei Art Foundation present the exhibit Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation. This exhibition features selected paintings and drawings from the 1980s to the present by prominent Russian artist Sergei Volokhov. These imaginative drawings on specially prepared paper are contemplations by the artist on Russian history and his personal memories.
Dec
10
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join the European Institute, the Department of History, and the Harriman Institute for a student conference organized as part of Professor Victoria Phillips's courses "Cold War Power" and "Women as Cold War Weapons." Registration is required.
Dec
12
Thursday, December 12, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019
Faculty House, Columbia University (64 Morningside Dr, enter through 116th St passage)
Please join us for the Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network.
Jan
21
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
The Harriman Institute is pleased to present the exhibit Vintage: Eastern Bloc 1964, a photo essay documenting the travels of two young Americans behind the Iron Curtain by photographer Hope Herman Wurmfeld.
Jan
29
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibit Vintage: Eastern Bloc 1964, a photo essay documenting the travels of two young Americans behind the Iron Curtain by photographer Hope Herman Wurmfeld.
Jan
31
Friday, January 31, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
1501 International Affairs Building (420 West 118 St, 15th Floor)
Please join us in celebrating the life and career of Mark L. von Hagen, Director of the Harriman Institute from 1995 to 2001.
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).

Mar
9
Monday, March 9, 2020
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
Please join us for a talk with Péter Érdi, author of Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play (Oxford University Press, October 2019). Human beings are competitive. We like to see who is stronger, richer, better, more clever. Since humans (1) love lists, (2) are competitive, and (3) are jealous of other people, we like ranking. Ranking reflects the reality, illusion, and manipulation of objectivity.