Sarah Chayes confirmed as keynote speaker for 18th Annual Conference. Chayes is an award-winning former journalist, foreign policy expert, and entrepreneur with ten years’ experience in Afghanistan.
Call for Papers for the CESS 18th Annual Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, October 5-8, 2017. Deadline: Feb 28, 2017.
Call for Papers for the Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, June 29-July 1, 2017. Deadline Extended: Feb 7, 2017.
Общество по изучению Центральной Евразии (CESS) объявляет о наборе заявок на две конференции: (1) VI Региональная конференция CESS совместно с Европейским обществом по изучению Центральной Азии (ESCAS), место проведения - Американский Университет в Центральной Азии (AUCA), г. Бишкек, Кыргызстан, 29 июня – 1 июля 2017 г.; (2) XVIII Ежегодная конференция CESS, место проведения - Университет Вашингтона, г. Сиэтл, штат Вашингтон, США, 5-8 октября 2017 г.
CESS will have not one but two conferences in 2017! The 18th Annual Conference will be at the University of Washington from 5-8 October and the 6th Regional Conference (with ESCAS) at the American University of Central Asia from 29 June-1 July.
Congratulations to the 2016 CESS Award Winners! See the Latest Awards page for details.
CESS welcomes its 2016/17 President, Douglas Northrop.
CESS also welcomes the following new members to the CESS Board: Amanda Wooden, Aksana Ismailbekova, and Jennifer Murtazashvili.
The 17th CESS Annual Conference at Princeton University was a great success! CESS thanks Princeton University for hosting us and to the 300 delegates who attended.
Every year, the Central Eurasian Studies Society holds elections for the Presidency and the CESS Board. CESS Members play a role in the leadership of the Society by putting forward candidacies, standing as candidates, and voting in the election of the leaders. You can see the current CESS leadership on the CESS Presidents and Board page, and you can see something about the work that the leadership is involved in by looking at the page on CESS's organization and activities.
The elections will fill the position of President-Elect, as well as two Board Members. The Presidency is a three-year role which cycles through the positions of President-Elect, President and Past President, and the holders of these three positions make up the Society's Executive Committee. The CESS Board, in addition to including the three president-roles, consists of six more Board Members serving three-year terms, two of which start their term each year following the election. Those elected in each year's election take up their terms beginning from the next Annual Conference.
The 2016 Election, completed on May 31st, yielded the following new members of the CESS leadership:
Amanda Wooden (President-Elect)
If you are would like to offer a candidacy for either of the roles, any CESS member can make a nomination, and any nominee needs only to be a CESS member as of when the election is held. If you would like to make a nomination, please send it to CESS <email@example.com>. The next elections will be held in late spring 2017.