Film Screening & Discussion: Houston, We Have a Problem!

Event Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 06:00

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture for a screening of Houston, We Have A Problem! followed by a discussion with the film's director Žiga Virc, and producer, Boštjan Virc, who also collaborated on writing its screenplay. In Croatian, English, Serbian, and Slovene with English subtitles (88 min., 2016). Post-screening Q&A with the director and producer.

A Celebration of Romania’s Union Day

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 18:00

Please join us for a celebration of Romania’s national holiday and a screening of the documentary film The Realm Between Waters. The Realm Between Waters premiered in New York on December 1, 2016, courtesy of the Romanian new agency AGERPRES. This documentary depicts the lives of Lipovan Russians who live between the Black Sea and the Danube in the Danube Delta. It is about union, cultural preservation, unique architecture, and natural landscapes.

What is Populism?- Event with Jan-Werner Mueller

Event Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00

What is populism? We are thrilled to host a discussion on November 18th at 6:00pm on “What is Populism?”with Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor of Politics at Princeton University and author of “What is Populism?” and Nadia Urbinati, Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies at Columbia University. The event will take place in the Heyman Center Common Room.

Sixty Years On: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00

Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Csaba Békés, István Deák Visiting Professor of History, Columbia University. Csaba BÉKÉS, Ph.D., Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, is Research Chair at the Center for Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and founding director of the Cold War History Research Center (, both in Budapest.

Tackling Trauma Through a Museum: The War Childhood Museum in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00

 Please join the East Central European Center, the Harriman Institute, the Columbia Department of History, and the History in Action Program for a talk with Jasminko Halilović, Founder and Executive Director of the War Childhood Museum. How do you create a museum?

Book Talk: Soviet Occupation of Romania, Hungary, and Austria 1944/45–1948/49

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 18:30

 Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Csaba Békés and László Borhi, editors of Soviet Occupation of Romania, Hungary, and Austria 1944/45–1948/49 (CEU Press, 2015. With Istvan Deák (Professor Emeritus, Columbia University) as commentator.

LGBT Rights in the Balkans in the Communist Era and Today

Event Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 16:00

Please join the East Central European Center and SIPA Spectrum for a talk with Zvonimir Dobrović, LGBT rights activist and editor of An Oral History of Homosexuality in Croatia. Dr. Jasmin Mujanović (Friedrich Ebert Foundation, former visiting scholar at the Harriman Institute) will discuss LGBT rights in the Balkans, and Dobrović will present passages of the English translation of his book. Zvonimir Dobrović is an activist, curator, and festival director from Croatia.