The Preliminary Program of the Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference in Bishkek, 29 June-2 July, 2017 is now available here.
Applications now being accepted for the CESS 2017 Book Award - History & Humanities (deadline May 22, 2017) and CESS 2017 Public Outreach Award (deadline June 30, 2017) .
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.
Organization, Committees and Activities
CESS is a volunteer-driven organization with one part-time staff member, the Administrative Coordinator. Leadership of the Society is provided by the CESS Board, whose members are all volunteers. Everything we do depends on the support and involvement of members.
CESS has a number of committees, which are listed below. The committees reflect our priority activities in establishing an organization that really helps to build the community of Central Eurasian scholarship.
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.
Members: 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.
Members: Tim Blauvelt (Chair of the Annual Conference Committee), Leila Almazova, Aksana Ismailbekova, Marianne Kamp, Marlene Laruelle, Philip Lyon, Scott Levi, Jennifer Murtazashvili (observer status), Scott Radnitz, John Schoeberlein (Chair of the Regional Conference Committee)
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.
Members: John Schoeberlein (Chair), Marlene Laruelle, Jim Millward, Kevin Tuite
The Elections Committee oversees the policies and procedures for the annual elections to the CESS Board. The committee prepares the call for nominations and ensures candidates meet the requirements for a role on the Board. The committee aims to actively encourage a diverse range of qualified candidates to stand for election
Members: 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.
Members: 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!