Russian Studies at Harriman

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.

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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

Erica Drennan

Erica Drennan

Term Assistant Professor, Slavic, Barnard

Catherine Evtuhov

Catherine Evtuhov

Professor of History

Timothy M. Frye

Timothy M. Frye

Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy

Keith Gessen

Keith Gessen

George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism

Elise Giuliano

Elise Giuliano

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

Valentina Izmirlieva

Valentina Izmirlieva

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Anna Katsnelson

Anna Katsnelson

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages

Thomas Kent

Thomas Kent

Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Liza Knapp

Liza Knapp

Professor and Chair, Department of Slavic Languages

Marina Ledkovsky (1924-2014)

Marina Ledkovsky (1924-2014)

Professor of Russian Emerita, Barnard College

Adam Leeds

Adam Leeds

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages

Mark Lipovetsky

Mark Lipovetsky

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Kimberly Marten

Kimberly Marten

Professor of Political Science, Barnard College

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