Central Slavic Conference

The Central Slavic Conference (CSC) is the oldest of the regional affiliations associated with the ASEEES. It includes the states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Oklahoma. It is a multidisciplinary association to advance study of the cultures, societies, and politics of the peoples of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. CSC welcomes scholars from contiguous states, the nation, and the world at its meetings each year and encourages the participation of all interested scholars: affiliated, non-traditional, independent, junior, and senior. Graduate students ("colleagues-in-the-making") are particularly welcome.


Fall 2021 Conference: October 16, 2021
The Fall 2021 Central Slavic Conference was held on October 16, 2021. Due to COVID concerns, the conference was held virtually.
Roughly 30 presentation proposals were submitted on a wide range of topics, with three round tables currently scheduled. Three undergraduates presented papers and five participants joined from overseas.
Jason Strudler of the Defense Language Institute was the keynote speaker. His topic: "Teaching Russian Through Foreign Policy."
CSC will meet again in October of 2022 and continue holding fall conferences going forward. It is the goal of CSC to hold future meetings and conferences in a hybrid format of in-person and zoom sessions, conditions permitting.

  • President: Charles Allen, Independent Scholar
  • Vice President: Peter Milich, Washington University
  • International VP: Jaroslaw Moklak, Jagiellonian University
  • Secretary: Jacek Lubecki, Georgia Southern University
  • Treasurer: David Borgmeyer, Saint Louis University

  • Nicole Monnier, University of Missouri
  • Elizabeth Blake, Saint Louis University
  • Sally Stocksdale, Towsen State University
  • Michele Leigh, Southern Illinois University
  • Lena Petrova, Graduate Student, USC