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Director Alexander Cooley and Alumnus Nate Schenkkan testify at U.S. Helsinki Commission

The U.S. Helsinki Commission convened an expert panel to highlight how autocrats today use INTERPOL and other means such as surveillance, abduction, and assassination to punish dissent overseas.
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Daniel Petrick (MARS ’20): “On Belgrade-Kosovo Bus, Ethnic Tensions Take a Backseat”

MARS student Daniel Petrick interviewed riders on the Belgrade-Dagrash bus from late May to mid-July. The resulting article can be found at Balkaninsight.com.
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Applications for 2020-2021 are now accessible for our MA program in Regional Studies: Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, you can find ...
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Student Spotlight: Katy Swartz SIPA ’19

Katy Swartz (SIPA ’19) is Harriman Institute Junior Fellow and a SIPA program assistant for regional specializations at our East Central European Center.
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Student Spotlight: Colleen Wood

Colleen Wood (GSAS), a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study Central Asian return migration and diasporic identities. The ...
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2019 Columbia-Harvard Thesis Colloquium

On April 26, 2019 MA students from Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies joined Harriman MA students at Columbia for the third annual Columbia-Harvard Thesis Colloquium.
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Interview with Director Alexander Cooley Published in Balkan Diskurs

Balkan Diskurs, an independent multimedia platform, published an interview with Alexander Cooley about the Harriman Institute. Read more in the article.
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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: Katy Swartz SIPA ’19
Katy Swartz (SIPA ’19) is Harriman Institute Junior Fellow and a SIPA program assistant for regional specializations at our East Central
RECENT NEWS

Director Alexander Cooley and Alumnus Nate Schenkkan testify at U.S. Helsinki Commission

TOOLS OF TRANSNATIONAL REPRESSION: How Autocrats Punish Dissent Overseas Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cannon House Office Building Room 210 As modern technology has allowed political dissidents

Daniel Petrick (MARS ’20): “On Belgrade-Kosovo Bus, Ethnic Tensions Take a Backseat”

Daniel Petrick (MARS ’20) interviewed riders on the Belgrade-Dagrash bus from late May to mid-July. The result is an article for Balkaninsight.com about how, despite ethnic tensions between Kosovo and Serbia, Kosovars and

Apply Now!

Applications for 2020-2021 are now accessible for our MA program in Regional Studies: Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, you can find
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