Tag: Soviet Union

Film Screening & Discussion: Finding Babel

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Finding Babel (2016), followed by a Q&A with its director, David Novack. Run time: 89 minutes 75 years after subversive Soviet writer Isaac Babel’s execution for supposed criticism of the Communist Party, his grandson...

/ February 8, 2017

Crony capitalism? How about crony socialism?

Reagan didn’t bring down the USSR, Chris Miller says. Bureaucrats did.

/ February 2, 2017

Book Talk: the Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Please join us for a talk with Chris Miller, Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University, about his book The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR (The University of North...

/ February 1, 2017

Film Screening & Discussion: An Aquarium in the Sea. The Story of the New York Group of Poets

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a screening of An Aquarium in the Sea. The Story of the New York Group of Poets. The film’s director Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko will be present at the event. Organized together with the...

/ January 31, 2017

The State of Human Rights Practice, Thought and Advocacy in the Post-Soviet Space

Please join us for a talk with Nate Schenkkan, Project Director of Freedom House’s Nations in Transit. This event is part of the Harriman at 70 Lecture Series. Nate Schenkkan is the Project Director of Freedom House’s Nations in Transit, an annual...

/ November 30, 2016

The Man Who Saved the World

Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute for a screening of the documentary film The Man Who Saved the World (2014). Run time: 1h42m SYNOPSIS ‘”Few people know of Stanislav Petrov… yet hundreds of millions of people are alive...

/ November 16, 2016

Russia and the World: 25 Years after the Soviet Break-Up

The current downturn in Russia’s relationship with the West has prompted Russian officials and scholars to openly call for "new rules” for global politics.

/ November 15, 2016

Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Please join us for a talk with Sophie Pinkham about her new book, Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine (Norton, 2016). From W. W. Norton & Co: A distinctive writer’s fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region. Ukraine...

/ November 14, 2016

Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Please join us for a talk with Sophie Pinkham (MARS-REERS ’12) about her new book, Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine (Norton, 2016). From the Harriman Institute.

/ November 14, 2016

The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa During the Cold War

Please join us for a talk with Radoslav A. Yordanov, a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute, about his book The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa During the Cold War (Lexington Books, 2016). Professors Rajan Menon (CCNY/CUNY, Arnold...

/ October 18, 2016