Lifetime membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a lifetime member of CESS!

We are a vibrant community of scholars, professionals, institutions, and interested persons from across the globe, who share an interest in advancing the study and understanding of Central Eurasia. For those committed to this mission, we offer the option of lifetime membership with no expiration; renewal is unnecessary. Lifetime membership carries the same benefits as individual membership.

If you would like to apply, please contact CESS’ membership team (

We are very appreciative of the commitment the following Lifetime Members have made to CESS:

Peter Finke // University of Zurich, Switzerland
Henry Hale
// George Washington University, USA
Ali Igmen // California State University Long Beach, USA
Dilrabo Jonbekova // Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Scott Levi // Ohio State University, USA
Yuhui Li // Rowan University, USA
Marlène Laruelle // George Washington University, USA
Martha Merrill // Kent State University, USA
James Millward // Georgetown University, USA
David Montgomery // University of Maryland, USA
Jennifer Murtazashvili // University of Pittsburgh, USA
Douglas Northrop // University of Michigan, USA
John W. Olsen // University of Arizona, USA and Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Rebekah Ramsay // University of Central Asia, Kyrgyz Republic
Madeleine Reeves // University of Manchester, UK
Edward Schatz // University of Toronto, Canada
John Schoeberlein // Independent Researcher
Brianne Todd // National Defense University, USA
Cynthia Werner
 // Texas A&M University, USA
Christopher Whitsel // North Dakota State University, USA
Anna Whittington // University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Richard Wolf // Harvard University, USA

Dues & Payment

Lifetime Membership entails a one-time payment of $2,000 USD. You may choose to either pay in full, or to pay in three equal instalments over the course of three years. If you have already paid for individual membership, the cost of that year’s membership will be deducted from the fee due for lifetime membership. 

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.

CESS’ membership team ( will be pleased to help with any queries.

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