ASN Conventions

23rd Annual ASN World Convention

Date: 03-05 May 2018
Location: Harriman Institute, Columbia University

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The ASN World Convention, the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on 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.

The Convention is also inviting paper, panel, roundtable, book, documentary, or special presentation proposals related to:

  • ​“The Rise of the Far Right” on migration, multiculturalism, populism, nativism and counter-mobilization in Eastern/Western Europe and America;
  • “The Politics of Refugees (and IDPs)” on the refugee crisis in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, securitization of borders, human and civil rights;
  • “The Political Use of Historical Memory” on the construction and contestation of the memory of historical events in sites, symbols, state and (social) media narratives, and academic research;
  • “Political Violence” on riots, insurgencies and counter-insurgencies, civil wars, genocide, terrorism, post-conflict settlement; transitional justice and international tribunals;
  • “The Conflict in Ukraine” on the domestic, regional and international crisis unleashed by Maidan, the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas, and the role of Russia, Europe and the United States;
  • “The Limits of Democracy in the Balkans” on the rise of new authoritarian elites, populism, the success and failure of EU and NATO conditionality and the paradigm shift from liberalisation to stability;
  • “Turkey Since the Failed Putsch” authoritarianism and the suppression of dissent, the Kurdish question, Gulenism, the army and the state, refugees, the war in Syria, relations with Russia. 

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