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.
2017 CESS Awards
In 2017, CESS will be offering the following awards:
Book Award, category History and Humanities - call for nominations now open! Apply by May 22, 2017.
Best Graduate Student Paper Award (Annual Conference)
Best Graduate Student Paper Award (Regional Conference) - call for nominations now open! Apply by June 10, 2017.
Public Outreach Award - call for nominations now open! Apply by June 30, 2017
2016 CESS Awards
The winners of the 2016 awards were announced at the 17th Annual Conference at Princeton University in November 2016.
Book Award - Jesse Driscoll for the book Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States
Best Graduate Student Paper Award - Darren Byler for the paper Folk Rhythms in the City: Embodied Refusal Among Uyghur Migrants
Lifetime Service to the Field Award - Edward Allworth
Martha Merrill and Bruce Pannier receive the inaugural Lifetime Service to the Field Award on behalf of Edward Allworth's family