News Archive

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Seweryn Bialer, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Columbia University, leading authority on Soviet history and politics, died on February 8, 2019, at his home in Manhattan.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Jack L. Snyder published an article, "The Broken Bargain: How Nationalism Came Back," in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Malgorzata Mazurek (Associate Professor of Polish Studies) was awarded a 2018 Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant for her project "Structuring the World: the Science of Interconnectedness from Natural History to Social Statistics, 1780s-1930s."
Monday, February 4, 2019 highlighted Kimberly Marten's (Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Barnard College) work on Russia's Wagner Group private military company. The article is based on a conference Marten organized at the Harriman Institute on Friday, February 1, 2019. It discusses reports that the Wagner Group may have a role in the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
"I think regional and linguistic knowledge, and an understanding of the nuances of the region, is so important for the formulation of effective policy and effective responses to regional challenges." Read more here.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, writes about the Senate's failed move to block sanctions relief for Russia on the Council for Foreign Relation's website.
Monday, January 7, 2019
Kimberly Marten, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Barnard College, published a PONARS Eurasia policy memo about the activities of Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, and his informal armed Wagner Group, in Africa. Read the memo.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Tinatin Japaridze (MARS-REERS ’19) is enrolled in the Harriman’s BA/MA program, which allows Columbia undergraduates to begin coursework for their master’s degree in their senior year, as they complete undergraduate degrees in their respective departments. The nontraditional approach proved a perfect match for Japaridze, who came to the Harriman from the School of General Studies (GS).

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Kimberly Marten, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Barnard College, spoke to Vox about the case of Paul Whelan, the American recently detained for espionage in Russia.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Daniel Petrick (MARS '20) interviews Vladimir Kulić, co-curator of the MOMA exhibit "Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980," for Balkaninsight.