Event Videos

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00pm (Doors 6:00pm)
City Winery NYC (155 Varick Street)

Please join us for the 9th annual Chekhov Variety Show, NYC’s longest-running annual celebration of Anton Chekhov’s birthday. 

“Heroes are as necessary as the sun.”

—Anton Chekhov

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
World Room, Pulitzer Hall

On April 2, 2019, the Harriman Institute convened the New Directions in Anti-Kleptocracy Forum, an invitational event bringing together leading experts on anti-corruption enforcement, kleptocracy in the art market, and the investigation of oligarchs. Note: only the first and third panels were filmed. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the videos.

Panel I: Expanding the Anti-Corruption Enforcement Paradigm
Panel III: Challenges of Investigating and Researching Oligarchs
Friday, February 1, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a conference held by the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations. This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is part of our Russian Studies & Policy event series.

Please note: the conference will be video-recorded for later posting on the Harriman Institute website.

Conference Video Part 1
Conference Video Part 2
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, 15th floor)
Please join the Harriman Institute and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a panel discussion examining the Kremlin’s recent attempts at reforming the pension system in Russia. This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is part of our Russian Studies & Policy event series. Panelists include: Kristy Ironside, Assistant Professor in History and Classical Studies at McGill University; Katerina Tertytchnaya, Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science at University College London; Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center; moderated by Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.
Remaking the Social Contract? Event Video
Monday, October 29, 2018

In October 2018 we celebrated the launch of our ongoing project, Cold Wars and the Academy: An Oral History on Russian and Eurasian Studies, with a panel discussion about the past, present, and future intellectual role of the Harriman Institute.  Watch it on video.

Oral History Project Unveil Video
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grande Salle, Columbia Global Center in Paris, Reid Hall
In celebration of the Harriman Institute's recently-completed oral history project in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) and Columbia’s Center for Oral History Research, the Harriman Institute and Columbia Global Centers Paris invite you to a panel discussion about deteriorating Russian-Western relations, and the role of area studies in forming Western policy toward Russia. Event will take place in Paris.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Teatro, Italian Academy (2nd Floor, 1161 Amsterdam Ave)
Please join The Harriman Institute and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a debate between Stephen F. Cohen (Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University) and Michael McFaul (Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University) on “The New U.S.-Russian Cold War: Who is to Blame?" REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
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Friday, March 23, 2018
9:45am - 5:00pm
Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, 3rd floor Pulitzer Hall (Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th St. - Enter through campus)
Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a one-day conference on conflict and cooperation in U.S.-Russia security relations. Specialists from Russia, the U.S., and Europe will come together to discuss whether there is any hope for U.S.-Russian cooperation on a variety of key security issues, or whether we are doomed to dangerous conflict. Special attention will be paid to nuclear and strategic issues, and to cyber and intelligence issues.
Panel 1
Panel 2
Panel 3
Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Rennert Hall, Kraft Center (606 West 115th Street, lower level)
Please join the Harriman Institute and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a conversation with 2018 Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, moderated by Professor Timothy Frye (Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy). SOLD OUT.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Faculty Room, 207 Low Library (Columbia University)
Please join the Harriman Institute, New York University's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, and the Columbia Journalism School for a panel discussion regarding the relationship between global sporting events and their world governing bodies and local political agendas. The panel features Jane Buchanan (Human Rights Watch), Natalie Koch (Syracuse University), Gabriele Marcotti (ESPN, The Times), and will be moderated by Alexander Cooley (Harriman Institute, Columbia University).