CESS elections

About CESS elections
This year's elections
Previous elections
How to nominate or stand for election

About CESS elections

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 candidates, standing as candidates, and voting in elections. You can see the current CESS leadership on the CESS Presidents and Board page, and you can learn about the work of the Board at the page on CESS's organization and committees.

The elections fill the position of President-Elect as well as two Board members. All Board members hold their roles for three years.

The President-Elect is a three-year role which cycles through the positions of President-Elect (year 1), President (year 2) and Past President (year 3). Thus at any one time each role is filled, and the holders of these three positions make up the Society's Executive Committee. 

In addition to including these three president roles, the CESS Board consists of six more Board members. Two new Board members are elected each year, and at the same time two end their three year term. 

Board members take up their positions at the Annual Conference that is held after the elections.

This year's elections

The 2017 elections, completed on September 23, 2017, yielded the following new CESS Board members: 

Ali Igmen (President-Elect)
Eva-Marie Dubuisson (Board member)
Diana Kudaibergenova (Board member)

Timothy Blauvelt has been elected to a one-year position, filling in for a board member who is withdrawing for personal reasons.

Details about the candidates who stood in the 2017 elections can be found at http://www.centraleurasia.org/2017-candidates.

Previous elections

The 2016 election, completed on May 31 2016, yielded the following new members of the CESS leadership:

Amanda Wooden (President-Elect)
Aksana Ismailbekova (Board member)
Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili (Board member)

How to nominate or stand for election

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 contact the CESS Adminstrative Coordinator (info@centraleurasia.org).