News Archive

Monday, July 6, 2020
Timothy M. Frye discusses Vladimir Putin's incentives for staying in power in the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog. Read the article.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
John Anthony McGuckin (Nielsen Emeritus Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Union Theological Seminary) has published The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History (Yale University Press, 2020).
Monday, June 29, 2020
Grady Vaughan (MARS-REERS '21) writes in the Diplomat that although Turkmen at home and abroad rarely protest, the botched responses to natural disasters and the pandemic have led to a surge of activism.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Thomas Kent (Adjunct Associate Professor of International Affairs) spoke at the annual conference of the International Fact Checking Network on the difficulties in fact-checking statements from authoritarian states.
Friday, June 26, 2020
In her essay on reading Tolstoy during the pandemic, Jennifer Wilson (contributing writer for The Nation) quotes Richard Gustafson (Emeritus Professor of Russian, Barnard), the author of “Tolstoy: Resident and Stranger” (Studies of the Harriman Institute, 1986), who writes that for Tolstoy nonviolence meant “the rejection of coercion as the glue of the commonwealth.”
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Keith Gessen (George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism) and Joshua Yaffa (SIPA '08; Moscow correspondent for the New Yorker) both took part in the 2020 Monterey Symposium on Russia.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Mariya Chukhnova (MARS-REERS '20) contributed a short piece to Eurasianet on the increase of labor migration in the EU as a response to the Ukrainian government's inability to rein in corruption, the eased restritctions in the EU, and the war with Russia and annexation of Crimea, which turned workers westward. 
Monday, June 22, 2020
Lara Nettelfield (Senior Lecturer in Human Rights) and Rebecca Kobrin (Russell and Bettina Knapp Professor of American Jewish History) published"We Need Racial Equality in the US Asylum System Too" in Public Seminar on World Refugee Day.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tinatin Japaridze (MARS-REERS '19) published a paper about Cold War youth diplomacy on the University Consortium website.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Mark Mazower (Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies; Director, Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination) reviewed two books on the history of the Habsburg Empire for The Financial Times (May 20, 2020).