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2024 Issue

Harriman Magazine

Editor-in-Chief: Ann Cooper

Editor: Masha Udensiva-Brenner

Editorial Board: Mark Andryczyk, Keith Gessen, Valentina Izmirlieva, Ryan Kreider, Alla Rachkov

Print design by TwoBySixteen

Web design and production by Aleksandra Turek

2024 Harriman Magazine Issue Cover

Beyond the Battlefield Art in Time of War Decentering East European and Eurasian Studies

Cover Image: Traces of Russian shelling surround an artwork painted in Irpin, Ukraine, outside Kyiv, by Italian street artist TvBoy. The dove, in Ukraine’s national colors, adorns a wall of the city’s house of culture, which was heavily damaged during Russia’s attack on Irpin. AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader

Ann Cooper's headshotRussia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has “upended many extant assumptions about how the world works,” Alexander Motyl writes in a provocative essay for this issue of Harriman Magazine. One of those assumptions is academia’s traditional focus on Russia as the geographic and political center of Eurasia and East European studies.  Read more >>

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Harriman Talks

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Ukrainian Culture

In 2022, a Harriman initiative gave safe haven to four Ukrainian artists and writers to pursue their work at the Columbia Global Center in Paris. This “Harriman in Paris” program creatively leveraged Columbia’s global resources to support Ukrainian culture, which is as much the target of the Kremlin’s war as is Ukrainian sovereignty. In March 2023, Harriman brought the fellows to New York for a week-long festival, Art in Time of War: Celebrating the Resilience of Ukrainian Culture. Some of their work is presented below, along with an essay written for the event by Ostap Slyvynsky, vice president of PEN Ukraine. 


To learn more about our residents in Paris, listen to interviews with some of them on our podcast, Voices of Ukraine.

Poem: Kateryna

Poem: Kateryna

by Natalka Bilotserkivets, transalted from the Ukrainian by Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky

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Alumni Notes
Sasha Mart

Sasha Mart

M.I.A., 2000; HI East Central Europe Certificate

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