• ASN World Convention 2014

    2015 World Convention

    Mark the dates for the 20th ASN Convention. April 23-25, 2015, Harriman Institute, Columbia U. To learn more about the 19th Convention that was held on April 24-26, 2014, click here.

  • ASN Conventions

    Annually held in the spring in New York City, the ASN Convention brings together more than 800 scholars from all over 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 Membership


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!


About ASN

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

Dmitry Gorenburg comments on MH17

Click here to read Dmitry's article on the Malaysian airlines flight that was shot down over the Ukraine.

Statement concerning the detention of Alexander Sodiqov

ASN issues an official statement of concern about a fate of Alexander Sodiqov, a young scholar of the U of Toronto, who has been detained by Tajik security forces since June 16th.

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April 26, 2014

The Convention Committee presents the Best Doctoral Student Papers Awards during the Closing Reception.

April 24, 2014

The Convention Committee announces a winner of the Annual Rothschild’s Book Prize.

April 10, 2014

All papers submitted by doctoral candidates to the Convention committee on or before April 10, 2014 are eligible to compete for the Best Doctoral Student Papers Awards conferred in 5 categories. 

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