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Mission Statement

The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) is a scholarly association devoted to the promotion of knowledge and understanding of ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and nationalism studies broadly defined, with a particular geographic focus on Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Eurasia. ASN includes academics, researchers, policymakers and administrators at universities and other institutions, as well as members of the general public, who are interested in this significant area of scholarship. We contribute to the advancement of scholarship in this field through the organization of conventions and symposia, and the recognition and promotion of exceptional works of scholarship, including work by doctoral students.

ASN connects hundreds of members in more than fifty countries, including scholars, doctoral students, policy analysts, and NGO practitioners. The organization’s primary activities include an Annual World Convention hosted in coordination with Columbia University’s Harriman Institute in New York, as well as regular European conferences. The annual convention typically features over 150 panels, and its participants constitute the most international group of scholars of any North American conventions and conferences in this field