There has been an outstanding response to the two calls for papers for CESS conferences this year. Thank you to everyone who applied! Stay tuned for more details about the 18th Annual Conference at the University of Washington (5-8 October) and the 6th Regional Conference (with ESCAS) at the American University of Central Asia (29 June-1 July).
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.
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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.
Guidelines for Writing Conference Paper Abstracts
The paper abstracts may be published at the time of the conference and therefore must be of publishable quality and must represent your paper well. They are also the primary basis upon which the program committee selects papers for inclusion in the program, and if you do not write a good abstract, the chances of your inclusion in the program are small, since we receive many more proposals than it is possible to accommodate in the program. For those who may be less familiar with conference paper abstracts, we offer the following as a guide.
An abstract is a very brief summary of key aspects of your paper. An abstract is not a description of the paper or an introduction to the paper. Your abstract should be 250 to 400 words (abstracts longer than 400 words may be rejected by the selection committee with no further consideration) and should include the following information:
Below is an example of a very good abstract from the 2001 CESS Annual Conference (submitted by Steven Duke; word count: 173 — note that, at that time, the maximum word limit was 200):