Call for Papers, 25th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

7-9 May, 2020


***Proposal deadline: 6 November 2019***


Proposals must be submitted to:

[email protected] and [email protected]

Over 150 Panels/Events in 11 Sections

Nationalism Studies



Central Europe




Eurasia (Central Asia and China)

Turkey (and Greece)

Book Panels

World Documentary Films


Thematic Sections

Populism, Radicalism, Extremism

The Refugee Crisis

Historical and Political Memory

Political Violence

The Russia/Ukraine Conflict


ASN Awards

Best Doctoral Papers

Best World Documentary Film

Best Book on Nationalism

Best Article in Nationalities Papers

Best Field Work Photos


The ASN World Convention, which annually brings 750+ scholars from 50+ countries to Columbia University, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, race, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe or cross-regional sections on nationalism and migration/diasporas.


In addition to the thematic sections on populism/radicalism, refugees, memory, violence and the Russia/Ukraine conflict, popular themes over the years have included gender, language, religion, EU integration/exit, security, nation-building, energy politics, parties and elections, youth, media, and civil society.

Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography, literature, and other fields of humanities and social sciences.


Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2019 Final Program.


The ASN scholarly journal Nationalities Papers is now published by Cambridge University Press. The ASN 2020 Convention Opening Reception will celebrate this new partnership between ASN and Cambridge University Press.


Proposal Forms

Paper Proposal

Panel Proposal

Roundtable Proposal

Documentary Film Proposal

Book Panel Proposal

Discussant Proposal


To send a proposal, download the relevant form above, send it to [email protected] and [email protected], and fill out a Fact Sheet online.


Applicants can be considered for only one paper (included either in a paper proposal or a panel proposal) and appear in a maximum of two proposals (paper, panel or roundtable).

An exception is made for book panels or films, although applicants can only be on one book panel proposal.


Applicants whose proposals is accepted are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. ASN has no funding available for panelists.


The receipt of all proposals will be acknowledged electronically, with some delay during deadline week, due to the high volume of proposals.


An international Program Committee is entrusted with the selection of proposals. Most applicants will be notified between January and February 2020.


Practical information on the Convention, including registration costs, will be communicated in January 2020.


Publishers and companies wishing to exhibit at the Convention or advertise in the Convention printed program can contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at [email protected].

For practical questions on the Convention, please contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at [email protected].


The ASN website is at  http://nationalities.org

The ASN Convention website is at http://asnconvention.com

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To follow us on Twitter, go to @asn_org


We very much look forward to receiving your proposal!


Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Director

Agathe Dudzinski, ASN Convention Assistant Director

Lisa Koriouchkina, ASN Communications Director

Ceren Belge, Evgeny Finkel, Tamara Pavasović Trošt, Program Committee Associate Directors

On behalf of the ASN Convention Program Committee


Deadline for proposals: 6 November 2019 (to be sent to both [email protected] AND [email protected] in a single attachment).





Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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