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19th Annual ASN World Convention

Harriman Institute, Columbia University
24-26 April 2014

Final Program
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The preliminary program of the ASN 2014 19th World Convention is now available. Updated versions will be posted regularly here. The Convention, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, will be held at Columbia University in the City of New York, April 24 to April 26, 2014.

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, includes panels on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in several regional sections on Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece/Cyprus, as well as the two cross-regional sections of Nationalism Studies and Migration & Diasporas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.

This year's program features an exceptionally strong lineup of over 140 panels in all regions of the former Communist world and Eurasia: Balkans; Russia; Ukraine & Belarus; Central Europe (including the Baltics & Moldova); Eurasia (including Central Asia & China); Caucasus (North and South); Turkey, Greece & Cyprus. Programmatic themes include: Nationalism Studies, Migration & Diasporas, History, Politics, & Memory, Ethnicity & Violence, Gender & Identity, Transitional Justice & Minority Rights, and Energy & Nationalism.

Book Panels

This year's featured books include:

  • David Crowe's War Crimes, Genocide and Justice: A Global History (Palgrave, 2013)
  • Monserrat Guibernau's Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies (Polity, 2013)
  • Ian Buruma's Year Zero: A History of 1945 (Penguin Press, 2013)
  • Ipek Yosmaoglu's Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878-1908 (Cornell, 2014)
  • Jan Grabowski's Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland (Indiana, 2013)
  • Donna-Lee Frieze's Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin (Yale, 2013)
  • Maria Koinova's Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo (Pennsylvania, 2013)
  • Soren Keil's Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ashgate, 2013)
  • Stephen Jones' Georgia: A Political History Since Independence (I. B. Tauris, 2012)
  • Lynn Tesser's Ethnic Cleansing and the European Union: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Security, Memory and Ethnography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • Yoav Peled's The Challenge of Ethnic Denocracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel (Routledge, 2014)
  • Andreas Wimmer's Ethnic Boundary Making (Oxford, 2012)
  • Larry Markowitz's State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia (Cornell, 2013)
  • Jessica Greenberg's After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia (Stanford, 2013)
  • Ellisa Helm's Innovence and Victimhood: Gender, Nation, and Women's Activism in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina (Wisconsin, 2013)

For more information on our book panels for 2014 click here

Check back soon for updates on this year's featured documentaries.

ASN Convention Prizes

Since 2005, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers in five sections: Russia/Ukraine/ Caucasus, Eurasia/Turkey, Central Europe, Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. Nearly two hundred doctoral students will be eligible for the awards at the 2013 Convention.

We will also announce this year's ASN Harriman Joseph Rothschild Book Prize and the ASN Award for Best Documentary.

We encourage you to visit these pages for more information on last year's winners:

2013 Rothschild Book Award
2013 Doctoral Papers Awards
2013 Film Award

General Information

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Please contact Lydia Hamilton (, ASN Executive Director, if you have any practical questions.