Tag: Russia

“Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire”

Agnia Grigas, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, presents her book on renascent Russian expansionism. From the Harriman Institute: How will Russia try to redraw post-Soviet borders? In the wake of recent Russian expansionism, political risk expert Agnia Grigas...

/ April 5, 2016

Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia

A lecture with Alfred J. Rieber, professor at the Central European University in Budapest. Rieber’s talk with summarize the argument of his new book Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia.

/ March 31, 2016

Opening: Dawn of Manned Space Exploration

An exhibit of photographs by Leonid Lazarev, the Russian photographer born in 1937. Opening at 6:00 pm. The exhibit runs through May 20. Exhibit hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Presented by the Kolodzei Art Foundation.

/ March 21, 2016

“Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine”

A talk with co-authors Elizabeth A. Wood (MIT), William E. Pomeranz (Kennen Institute) and E. Wayne Merry (American Foreign Policy Council) on their new book. From the Harriman Institute: In February 2014, Russia initiated a war in Ukraine, its reasons...

/ March 10, 2016

Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation

A talk with Robert D. Crews, professor at Stanford, on his book Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation, which discusses the place of Afghans in the global world. Crews will focus on Afghan interactions with Russia, the USSR...

/ March 9, 2016

Russian Economic Sanctions and Energy Outlook

A discussion with Ambassador Dan Friend, an architect of the sanctions program against Russia. Registration is required. For information contact energypolicy@columbia.edu

/ March 9, 2016

Opening: Overstate, Understate, Tell theTruth: Paintings from St. Petersburg, New York, and Yerevan

Paintings by Benjamin Lussier, a PhD candidate in Columbia’s Department of Slavic Language and Literatures. From the artist: I began this series of paintings about 8 months ago when I decided to take my easel abroad with me to Saint...

/ March 3, 2016

Russian Film Series: “12”

From the Harriman Institute: In Moscow, 12 jurors weigh the fate of a teenager (Apti Magamaev) accused of murdering his stepfather. They represent a cross-section of modern Russia’s fractured society: an indecisive television producer, a flashy musician, a bigoted cabbie,...

/ March 3, 2016

Russia Hands Reunion: Covering Moscow Under Communism, Yeltsin and Putin

A conference featuring journalists who covered Russia and the USSR. Sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Overseas Press Club of America. Registration required. Sign up here.

/ February 24, 2016

Blogspotting: Tour the ‘deteriorating Russian zeitgeist,’ resist the pollocracy

Shortly before Russia’s 2011–2012 “Snow Revolution,” in which journalists and dissidents rallied against a flawed election process (“flawed” sounds like an understatement to be honest), Thomas Campbell began to follow the rise of a vigorous social movement germinating in Russia’s...

/ February 18, 2016