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).

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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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Daniel Petrick (MARS-REERS ’20) Publishes in The Calvert Journal

Daniel Petrick, a PepsiCo Fellow and MARS-REERS student publishes his “Letter from the Sharr Mountains” in The Calvert Journal.

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Mariya Chukhnova (MARS-REERS 2020) on Leap Years and Ukrainian Superstition

Mariya Chukhnova (MARS-REERS 2020) wrote about Ukrainians looking askance at leap years.

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Robert Abbott (MARS-REERS ’20) Analyzes Russia’s Covid-19 Statistics

In a piece for the Institute of Modern Russia, Robert Abbott (MARS-REERS ’20) questions the reliability of Russia’s COVID-19 statistics and considers the possible political and medical implications.

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Dante Matero (MARS-REERS ’20) Writes on Paul Whelan Spy Case for IMR

Dante Matero (MARS-REERS ’20) contributed an analytical piece on the Paul Whelan spy case and hostage diplomacy for the Institute for Modern Russia (IMR, 15 July 2020).

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