CESS Board 2023-2024

Every year, the Central Eurasian Studies Society holds elections for Board Member seats and the Presidency. CESS members play a role in the leadership of the Society by nominating candidates, standing as candidates, and voting in elections. The elections fill the position of President-Elect as well as three Board Members. All Board members hold their […]

Announcement: Note to our Members

Dear CESS Colleagues, The last year has been an extremely challenging one for Central Eurasia and our organization.  Just as we started to navigate a somewhat normal life amid a pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had manifold unintended consequences.  Some of the challenges to CESS have been longer term.  Most immediately, we know that […]

CESS Statement on Academic Freedom in Kyrgyzstan

On behalf of the members of the Central Eurasian Studies Society we write to express our strong concern over the detention of several academic researchers in Kyrgyzstan over the past ten days: On April 13, the State Committee for National Security reported the detention of political scientist Marat Kazakpayev, who was arrested on charges of […]

CESS Statement on Chinese Sanctions

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a professional association, founded in 2000, with over 500 members worldwide. The society facilitates communication and interaction among scholars of the Central Eurasian region and promotes high standards of scholarship and instruction about the Central Eurasia region, cooperation among people and organizations concerned with the scholarly study of […]

Shared Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Statement Condemning Systemic Racism and Police Brutality

June 5, 2020 The CESS Board stands in solidarity and supports the following statement condemning systemic racism and police brutality from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES): The Executive Committee and the Committee for the Advocacy of Diversity and Inclusion of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies issued […]