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.
Organization, Committees and Activities
How CESS Is Organized
CESS members interested in serving on a committee, or forming a new committee are encouraged to contact the Chair of the committee or the general CESS address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Conference Committee: Tim Blauvelt (Chair), Leila Almazova, Aksana Ismailbekova, Marlene Laruelle, Philip Lyon, Scott Levi, Jennifer Murtazashvili (observer status), Scott Radnitz, John Schoeberlein
The Conference Committee plans and implements the CESS Annual and Regional Conferences. Tasks include overseeing the call for proposals, finding peer reviewers and selecting papers, communication with delegates, planning the conference program, liaising with the institutional host of the conference and more! This committee is supported by the CESS Administrative Coordinator and staff at the conference host institution.
Awards Committee: David Montgomery (Chair), Leila Almazova, Gardner Bovingdon, Marlene Laruelle, Amanda Wooden
The Awards Committee recognizes important contributions and contributors to Central Eurasian studies globally. The committee decides on the four CESS awards: the Book Award, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Public Outreach Award and Lifetime Service Award. It also awards the status of CESS Honorary Member.
Elections Committee: John Schoeberlein (Chair)
Information to follow!
Institutional Linkages Committee: Jennifer Murtazashvili (Chair), Gardner Bovingdon, Marlene Laruelle
The committee on institutional linkages promotes the establishment and maintenance of partnerships between CESS and relevant academic and professional organizations that focus on Central Eurasia or its constituent parts.
Membership Committee: John Schoeberlein (Chair), Leila Almazova, Aida Alymbayeva, Diana Kudaibergenova, Cynthia Werner.
CESS has a membership of 600 people from around the world. The work of this committee entails developing and pursuing imaginative ways to attract new members and meet the interests of our members in order to support strong communities of scholarship in all of the regions and disciplines which CESS can encompass.
Information to follow!