Entity | Harriman Institute

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The Harriman Institute, the first academic center in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Russia and the Soviet Union, was founded at Columbia University in 1946, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, as the Russian Institute. The goals of the new regional institute, as stated in the proposal to the Rockefeller Foundation, were viewed to be twofold: “First, the direct advancement of knowledge in the Russian field through the coordinated research work of faculty and students; and secondly, the training of these students… as American specialists who will subsequently do work of authority and influence in the Russian field.” Although the Institute’s geographical purview has grown to encompass all the states of the former Soviet Union and the post-socialist states, the Institute has remained true to its overall objectives of teaching and research.
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Inception: 1946

Alternate Names: Columbia University. Russian institute, Harriman institute New York, Columbia University (New York). Russian Institute, School of International Affairs at Columbia University. Russian Institute., Russian Institute., Columbia university Harriman institute New York, Columbia university W. Averell Harriman institute for advanced study of the Soviet Union New York, Russian institute New-York, W. Averell Harriman institute for advanced study of the Soviet Union New York, W. Averell Harriman Institute for the Advanced Study of the Soviet Union, The Russian Institute
Field(s) of Work: Eurasian studies, Eastern European studies, Russian studies, Soviet Union, Russia