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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Susan Heuman for the Harriman Institute's Oral History Project

"There were some of us that were really trying to understand the Soviet Union for what it was doing and what it was trying to do and other people that saw them as the enemy forces, à la Joseph McCarthy." Russian Institute alumna Susan Heuman on studying the Soviet Union at Columbia during the 1960s. Read Heuman's interview.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Kimberly Marten Writes Definitive History of the Wagner Group

Kimberly Marten (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science) published the definitive history of the Wagner Group in Post-Soviet Affairs (March 2019). The article has now been made open access by the publisher.
Friday, July 12, 2019

Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harriman, 2019-2021

The Harriman Institute invites applications for the Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is for the academic years 2019-21 and is open to scholars conducting research in Russian politics. The fellowship will cover a 21-month period beginning October 1, 2019, and comes with a salary of $50,000/year (plus benefits). This postdoctoral fellowship is provisional and contingent upon the Harriman Institute’s receipt of a grant.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Charles Gati for the Harriman Institute's Oral History Project

"There is no pure scholarship that’s possible on contemporary political issues. We can pretend that we are fully objective and fair-minded; we can even strive to be fair and objective. But the fact of the matter is that ... we can hide but we cannot get rid of our various biases." Charles Gati for our oral history project.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Timothy Frye for the Harriman Institute's Oral History Project

"After three weeks in Moscow, Chernenko dies, and Gorbachev comes to power. I remember being in my little dorm room ... there was a radio on the wall, and it was on all the time ... I remember them playing the classical music and making the announcement that Gorbachev would be the one who was chosen to organize the funeral services for Chernenko." Timothy Frye for our oral history project.