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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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Deborah Martinsen (1954-2021)

Deborah Martinsen (1954-2021)

Associate Dean of Columbia College; Adjunct Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature

Elidor  Mëhilli

Elidor Mëhilli

Adjunct Associate Professor of History

Jessica Merrill

Jessica Merrill

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages

Ronald Meyer

Ronald Meyer

Communications Mgr.; Adj. Associate Professor of Slavic Languages

Tatiana Mikhailova

Tatiana Mikhailova

Lecturer in Russian, Department of Slavic Languages

Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Irina Reyfman

Irina Reyfman

Professor, Department of Slavic Languages

Brandon Schechter

Brandon Schechter

Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

Stephen Sestanovich

Stephen Sestanovich

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

Mikhail Shishkin

Mikhail Shishkin

Spring 2013 Writer in Residence

Maria Stepanova

Maria Stepanova

Harriman Writer in Residence

Natasha Udensiva

Natasha Udensiva

Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

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