Columbia University in the City of New York

Research Regions


Columbia University has been the training ground and intellectual home for many prominent scholars and specialists on the Balkans.

Central Asia

The study of Central Asia at Columbia is closely linked to the teaching and research of Edward A. Allworth (1920-2016), a distinguished pioneer in Central Asian Studies.

East Central Europe

Training students in the knowledge of peoples and problems of the nations lying between Germany and Russia and between the Balkan and Aegean seas since 1954.


Established as the Russian Institute in 1946, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world’s leading academic institutions for the study of Russia in all disciplines, from literature and culture to history and politics.


The Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia University aspires to build a vibrant and multi-faceted program that integrates Ukrainian studies into broader intellectual and policy agendas while promoting research and scholarly work on contemporary Ukraine in the United States.