The Harriman Institute administers the Master of Arts in Regional Studies – Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe (MARS-REERS) through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for those wishing to focus on a multidisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe (the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the Balkans).

Recent News


Alexander Cooley and Casey Michel (MARS-REERS ’15) in Foreign Policy

Alexander Cooley (Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science Barnard College; Columbia University) and Casey Michel (MARS-REERS ’15) co-authored an article in Foreign Policy about U.S. lawyers who enable Eurasian and foreign kleptocracy.

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Professor Victoria Phillips and Tinatin Japaridze (MARS-REERS ’19) featured GS alumnae

Columbia’s School of General Studies featured Harriman alumna, Tinatin Japaridze, and Harriman associated faculty member, Victoria Phillips in this month’s alumni news.

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Daniel Petrick (MARS-REERS ’20) Published in Boston Review

Daniel Petrick (MARS-REERS ’20) discussed the award-winning documentary Honeyland in Boston Review.

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Ber Kirchner (MARS-REERS ’20) Interviewed by Tedo Japaridze for Brussels Morning

Bernhard Kirchner (MARS-REEERS ’20) interviewed by Ambasssador Tedo Japaridze for Brussels Morning about the effects of the pandemic on the world of cybersecurity.

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New Fall Internship for Columbia Students at Human Rights Watch

The Harriman Institute announces a new fall internship opportunity with Human Rights Watch open to all current Columbia graduate students . Deadline: October 9th, 2020.

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