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.
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):