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Harriman Institute Statement

Russia's War on Ukraine

The Harriman Institute strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This attack on the Ukrainian people and on Ukrainian sovereignty violates the principles of international law and has inflicted deplorable suffering and instability across the region. In these tragic times, we will continue to inform and educate, particularly in an atmosphere of authoritarianism and amplified disinformation, as articulated by Columbia University’s President Lee Bollinger. We stand with all who are so terribly affected by this crisis. Over the next days and weeks, we will announce a number of initiatives and projects to support people and scholars of Ukraine. Suggestions for where to donate can be found at Razom for Ukraine.


In recognition of the need for urgent support of Ukraine’s intellectual community in the face of Russia’s war of aggression, the Harriman Institute, along with partner organizations, has created two new fellowship programs.

Residencies in Paris

The Harriman Institute, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, and Global Centers | Paris, with a gift from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, are sponsoring four 12-month residencies for Ukrainian writers, journalists, and creative artists for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Non-residential Fellowships

The Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, and the Harriman Institute have partnered to offer non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars, cultural figures, and public intellectuals.

Learn more >

Faculty, Students, and Alumni Speak Out About

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Harriman Institute

Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor

Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law; Director, Center on Global Legal Transformation; Member, Committee on Global Thought

Stephen Sestanovich

Stephen Sestanovich

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

Yuri Shevchuk

Yuri Shevchuk

Lecturer in Ukrainian

Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder

Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations

Natasha Udensiva

Natasha Udensiva

Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

Ukrainian History & Culture

Recommended Readings

In Isolation: Dispatches from Occupied Donbas by Stanislav Aseyev (HURI Books, 2022)

Mondegreen: Songs about Death and Love by Volodymyr Rafaienko (HURI Books, 2022)

Apricots of Donbas by Lyuba Yakimchuk (Lost Horse Press, 2021)

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy (Basic Books, 2021)

The Orphanage – A Novel Set in the Donbas War by Serhiy Zhadan (Yale University Press, 2021)

The Burden of the Past: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine by Malgorzata Glowacka-Grajper and Anna Wylegała (Indiana University Press, 2020)

Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800-1905 by Serhiy Bilenky (University of Toronto Press, 2019)

Ukraine: A Book of Essays by Intellectuals in English (Ukraine World, 2019)

Ukraine and Russian: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War by Paul J. D’Anieri (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

The Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor by Stanislaw Kulchytsky (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2018)

My Final Territory: Selected Essays by Yuri Andrukhovych (University of Toronto Press, 2018)

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anna Applebaum (Penguin Random House, 2018)

Ukraine and Europe, edited by Giovanna Brogi Bercof, Marko Pavlyshyn, Serhii Plokhy (University of Toronto Press, 2017)

The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology compiled and edited by Mark Andryczyk (Academic Studies Press, 2017)

Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine edited by Oksana Maksymchuk & Max Rosochinsky (Academic Studies Press, 2017)

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder (Basic Books, 2010)

Questions about Ukrainian Studies at Columbia University?

For more information about courses or the Ukrainian Studies Program, please contact Mark Andryczyk or send us an email. With questions about the Ukrainian Film Club reach out to Yuri Shevchuk.