• ASN Conventions

    Annually held in the spring in New York City, the ASN World Convention brings together over 800 scholars from around the world to examine and push forward research on issues of Nationalism, Ethnicity, Violence, Conflict, Economic Development and many other topics.

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ASN Members - established scholars, aspiring doctoral candidates, NGO practitioners, government officials and policy analysts - advance understanding and knowledge of ethnicity, ethnic conflict and nationalism broadly defined. Reserve or renew your membership today!

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About ASN

One of the oldest and most diverse academic associations of its kind, ASN is devoted to the promotion of knowledge and understanding of complex processes of societal transformation taking place in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Eurasia.

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ASN’s flagship publication, Nationalities Papers, was founded in 1972 and is a unique resource for scholarly analyses on the history and contemporary developments of ASN’s areas of focus.

Ethnopolitics, a leading journal on nationalism and ethnic conflict also is affiliated with the Association for the Study of Nationalities.

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Latest News

ASN Statement on the CEU Survival

On March 28, the government of Hungary introduced a bill that, if passed, would effectively prevent the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest from operating in Hungary. CEU is a leading institution of higher education, which has played a pivotal role in providing world‐class learning and research opportunities to academic communities in Europe and worldwide. Thousands of masters and doctoral students from around the world have studied there, and as many faculty and visitors have connections to the university.

ASN Statement on the License Revocation of European U at St. Petersburg

The ASN expresses its deep concern over the revocation of the license of European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) by the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblasts.Since its founding in 1994, EUSP has been one of Russia’s most valuable scholarly institutions.

ASN 17 Convention Program is announced

149 Panels, over 600 panelists from 35 countries, 14 documentary films and 14 book panels - the complete lineup of the 22nd ASN Convention is available here.

ASN issues a statement regarding the Executive Order Restricting Travel

The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) expresses deep concerns about the Executive Order #13769, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” signed on January 27, 2017. The Executive Order temporarily suspends entry of citizens of seven countries to the United States, significantly limits the admission of refugees, and indefinitely suspends the entry of Syrian nationals as refugees.

ASN issues a statement of concern regarding DA-RT

The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) raises concerns regarding the Data Access and ResearchTransperancy Initiative originating within the American Political Science Association (APSA). 

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