Professor Sergio DellaPergolla reexamines the main patterns and influences of international migration from the former Soviet Union.


Bryna Kranzler ’80 writes about her grandfather’s life as a baker, soldier, and political prisoner in early twentieth-century Poland and Russia.

In The New York Times' "Room for Debate" forum, French literature professor responds to the question, "Are French women more tolerant?"

Worldwide Connections

Over the past decade, and particularly since the arrival of President Debora L. Spar in July 2008, Barnard College has enhanced its global outreach and focus, with increasing opportunities for those in the Barnard community to integrate study, research, work and volunteer experiences abroad into their time at Barnard. Today, with students, programs, partners, research collaborations and alumnae around the world, Barnard College's global footprint reaches over 65 countries.

For Alexander Cooley, a leading expert in post-Soviet Eurasia and U.S. foreign military bases, the past year has been a fascinating time, with events like last summer's Georgia-Russia conflict and the air force base dispute in Kyrgyzstan that erupted in February, dominating international headlines. An associate professor of international relations and foreign policy, Cooley joined Barnard's faculty in 2001, and has written and commented about current events for an array of prestigious global media, including The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal-Europe, NPR and The New York Times.