Program on U.S.-Russia Relations

The Harriman Institute was originally founded in 1946 as the Russia Institute. Building on the rich traditions and extraordinary resources of the Institute, and relying on the cutting-edge research and teaching of today’s faculty and scholars, the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations was established in 2015 to promote and reinvigorate the study of the international relationship that drove the Institute’s founding nearly 70 years ago.

Through courses, scholarly and policy conferences, and visiting speaker series, the Program probes the history of U.S.-Soviet and U.S.-Russian relations and the range of current challenges and opportunities facing the two countries today. Its ultimate goal is to provoke both scholarly and policy reconsiderations of the possibilities and limits of U.S.-Russia relations going forward.

 

Coming Up

Program Faculty

Peter Clement

Peter Clement

Visiting Senior Research Scholar in the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and Adjunct Professor

Alexander A. Cooley

Alexander A. Cooley

Director of the Harriman Institute and Claire Tow Professor of Political Science

Timothy M. Frye

Timothy M. Frye

Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy

Elise Giuliano

Elise Giuliano

Lecturer in Political Science, Director of the MARS-REERS Program, and Director of the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations

Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis

Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics

Thomas Kent

Thomas Kent

Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Kimberly Marten

Kimberly Marten

Professor of Political Science, Barnard College

Stephen Sestanovich

Stephen Sestanovich

Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy

Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder

Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations

Past PURR Events

Program on U.S.-Russia Relations

Conversations with Diplomats

 

The Harriman Institute community of faculty and alumni includes many experts on U.S.-Russia relations. We are especially proud that several of those experts have served at the rank of Ambassador of the United States to the Soviet Union, Russia, and other post-Soviet states.

 

In this series of videos, former Director of the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations, Kimberly Marten, sits down with some of Harriman Ambassadors to learn about their careers, their most memorable experiences while serving as Ambassador, and their predictions and recommendations for relations between the U.S. and Russia today.

Interviews with Dr. Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (February 18, 2016)

Interviews with Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy (October 13, 2015)

Sign Up for PURR

Many events of the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations are recorded and later publically available on the Harriman Institute’s YouTube channel. Most events are by invitation only and take place in New York City. To be considered for the PURR invite list, please express interest in joining. Make sure to include a brief description of your work, study, or other interest in US-Russia relations.

We encourage submissions from students, faculty, alumni, and professionals who span a broad range of viewpoints, and who bring real added value to the discussions because of their deep interest and/or expertise in the region.

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all events are currently held virtually**

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