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Alumni News: Professor Allen Lynch begins semi-professional football career at age 61

Harriman alum and former Assistant Director of the Harriman Institute '89-'92, Professor Allen Lynch is a professor at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.
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Student Spotlight: Jennifer Ginsburg, MARS-REERS ’19

An interview with Jennifer Ginsburg, MARS-REERS '19
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Daniel Petrick Interviews Vladimir Kulić for BalkanInsight

Current MARS student Daniel Petrick interviews co-curator of the MOMA exhibit "Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980," for BalkanInsight.
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Cold Wars and the Academy: An Oral History on Russian and Eurasian Studies

This fall we celebrated the launch of our ongoing oral history with a panel discussion featuring some of our alumni who participated in the project.
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Apply Now for the MA in Regional Studies: Russia, Eurasia, Eastern Europe

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is now accepting applications for Fall 2019!  Deadline: January 11, 2019
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Lincoln Mitchell and Tinatin Japaridze (MARS ’19) Write Op-Ed On Specter of Russia and Georgian Presidential Runoff

Lincoln Mitchell (Adjunct Associate Research Scholar) and Tinatin Japaridze (MARS '19) co-authored an op-ed for the Moscow Times, titled "The Specter of Russia Hangs over Georgia's Presidential Runoff" (November 28, 2018).
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Alumna Jeri Laber (RI ’54): Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Alumna Jeri Laber (RI '54), a founder of Human Rights Watch, and a participant in the Harriman Institute's oral history project, commemorates the Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva on HRW's website. ...
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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). The program provides intensive exposure to the politics, international relations, modern history, and cultural and social formations of the region, with both a country-specific and trans-regional focus. Applicants should have some prior language training and must exhibit proficiency equivalent to three years of an East European or a Eurasian language in order to graduate.

The program is tailored to meet the needs of persons entering professional careers, mid-career professionals, as well as students preparing for entry into doctoral programs, and those with a professional degree, such as the J.D. or M.B.A., who want to gain regional expertise.

The program may be completed in one or two years.


Student Spotlight: Jennifer Ginsburg, MARS-REERS ’19
An interview with Jennifer Ginsburg, MARS-REERS '19
Student Spotlight: Tinatin Japaridze (MARS-REERS ’19)
Tinatin Japaridze (MARS-REERS ’19) is enrolled in the Harriman’s BA/MA program, which allows Columbia undergraduates to begin coursework for their master’s
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Alumni News: Professor Allen Lynch begins semi-professional football career at age 61

Harriman alum and former Assistant Director of the Harriman Institute ’89-’92, Professor Allen Lynch is a professor at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. Allen

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Ginsburg, MARS-REERS ’19

What’s your background? I majored in Russian studies and politics as an undergrad at Brandeis University, and have always been interested in Russia, especially Cold War history and politics and

Daniel Petrick Interviews Vladimir Kulić for BalkanInsight

Daniel Petrick (MARS ’20) interviews Vladimir Kulić, co-curator of the MOMA exhibit “Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980,” for BalkanInsight. The critically acclaimed exhibit presents Yugoslav architecture not as a collection of
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