The 22nd Annual REECAS NW Conference

Breakdown or Breakout – Perils and Opportunities for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

April 30, 2016 | University of Puget Sound


Call for Papers now open! Deadline March 15, 2016


More information about the conference coming soon. Please check back often for updates.

Call for Papers & Registration

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington is currently soliciting papers and panel presentations for this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Proposals from graduate students, faculty, K-12 educators, and members of the general public are all welcome.

Contributions are encouraged on area studies, literature, the fine arts, the environment, foreign policy, historical research, economics, national identity or any other relevant subjects. Presentations on best practices, curriculum and other relevant issues regarding instruction of area languages at the K-12 level are especially encouraged. K-12 educators are not required to submit a paper, but must submit an abstract by the March 15, 2016 deadline.


The REECAS NW Conference is organized by the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. You can access previous conferences here:

Archives of REECAS NW Conference Publications 2010 – 2015




The Ellison Center promotes in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major postcommunist subregions – Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia – in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia’s future.