About CESS


The mission of the Central Eurasian Studies Society is to: facilitate communication and interaction among scholars of the Central Eurasia region, and in doing so to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction about the Central Eurasia region; to promote cooperation among persons and organizations concerned with the scholarly study of Central Eurasia; and to promote general knowledge of and public interest in Central Eurasia.

CESS is a volunteer-driven organization with two part-time staff members, the Administrative Coordinator and the Adminstrative & Communications Assistant. Leadership of the Society is provided by the CESS Board, whose members are all volunteers. The Society is guided by its articles and bylaws, which are periodically reviewed and updated.

Organizational status

CESS is a not for profit organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and membership contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes. CESS’ tax identification number (EIN) is 04-3539665.

Annual Business Meeting

CESS holds a business meeting every year at its Annual Conference to which all members are invited. The incoming CESS President summarizes the Society’s activities and responds to questions and comments from members. Beginning in 2019, CESS published a summary of the meeting on its website.