The 2015 REECAS NW Conference has passed. Thank you to all of the presenters and attendees for a successful event! Please check back in early 2016 when we will announce next year’s call for papers.

–          The Ellison Center team

The Herbert J. Ellison Center Presents:

The 21st Annual Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies

Between East & West:
Identity, Opportunity & Security in the
Post-Communist World




The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington is hosting a one-day interdisciplinary conference.

This year REECAS NW will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA on May 2, 2015. We welcome students, faculty and staff from institutions of higher learning from throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as K-12 educators and the general public. Admission to the conference is free.

Contributions are encouraged on area studies, literature, the fine arts, the environment, post-Soviet foreign policy, historical research, economics, national identity or any other relevant subjects. The conference will also feature a session for K-12 educators teaching area languages at the K-12 level.

Please check back here for announcements and program updates.



We are now offering 3 clock hours for teachers attending the following two sessions at REECAS NW 2015:

  • Panel 1A – Russian Language Within and Beyond School Settings: How to Engage and Motivate Students
  • Plenary – East-West Relations During and After the Ukraine Conflict


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 – 2014