News Archive

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Russian Film Club, organized by Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Languages) and Daria Ezerova (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harriman Institute), has announced its 2019-2020 season, "Russian Cinema between Protests."
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Elise Giuliano, Lecturer in Discipline, Political Science, appeared on Voice of America to discuss Ukraine and the impeachment investigation [14:08]. Interview in Russian.
Friday, October 4, 2019
​“At the peak of the early Gorbachev years of perestroika and glasnost, [Seweryn] Bialer was flying to Moscow once a month for long, detailed discussions with Gorbachev’s right-hand man who was planning the reforms: Alexander Yakovlev…Bialer would step off the plane from Moscow and report back on what he had learned…It was like being at the right hand of Gorbachev because he would tell you exactly what everybody was thinking” Jack Snyder on being at the Harriman Institute during the 1980s. Read the interview.
Friday, October 4, 2019
"The protests raise a common dilemma for nondemocratic rulers: Is it better to repress or appease demonstrators?" Timothy Frye discusses his research on the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Laszlo Bruszt, Professor of Sociology, Central European University, Budapest, is the 2019-20 István Deák Visiting Professor.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
On October 3rd, former Harriman Institute director, Timothy Frye was interviewed on MSNBC about the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and Ukraine.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Languages) is the editor of 21: Russian Short Prose from an Odd Century, just published by Academic Studies Press. The collection of 21 prose works includes authors well known (Vladimir Sorokin, Linor Goralik, Lara Vapnyar) and those who are publshed in English transaltion for the first time. Translators include Harriman alumnbus Bradley Gorsky, who now currently teaches at Vanderbilt University.

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Hot off the press! The latest issue of Harriman Magazine focuses on contemporary Russia, and more. Pick up a copy in our office or read it online.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
This past summer Gail Archer (Director, Music Program, Barnard College) toured Poland, Ukraine, and Russia in addition to stops in Western Europe, to give twenty organ recitals.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
"It started out as just a small mimeographed newsletter, then expanded...It was distributed under the radar of the mafia over there, five thousand copies packaged by volunteers in Moscow and sent in packets of fifty or a hundred, to cities all over the Soviet Union," Colette Shulman on founding a magazine for Soviet women with Katrina vanden Heuvel (former editor of The Nation). Read the interview.