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Until 2016, CASI held an annual international conference that took place in the last week of September. The annual conferences focused on a topic selected by CASI’s Steering committee in connection with the ongoing research activities of AUCA faculty and students. CASI’s annual conferences aimed to bring together international and local scholars and to promote innovative social science research on the region. Topics, programs and abstracts from CASI past conferences are available at: 

CASI Seminars

CASI’s public seminar is a forum for the discussion and advancement of the research projects of CASI visiting scholars. Presentations within the seminar take various forms: from early testings of research designs to critical evaluations of final outcomes. CASI’s public seminar provides a favorable ground for assessing the ever evolving scholarly landscape of Central Asian studies. More information on past CASI seminars is available at: If you want to suggest a presentation at the seminar please send a title, abstract (500 words) and a short bio (250 words) to 


Faithful to AUCA’s logo “Open doors, open minds”, CASI welcomes established scholars visiting Bishkek to present, share and discuss their research, their projects and their ideas with AUCA’s academic community and with the academic community of Bishkek. Talks are organized on an ad hoc basis. If you are interested in giving a talk at CASI and AUCA, please contact CASI’s director or CASI’s coordinator.


CASI co-organizes workshops with local or foreign scholars on emerging or innovative topics in the study of Central Asia. These workshops are often part of international research projects in which CASI acts as a local partner.


Regularly updated information on CASI's events is available on Facebook, see 


Until 2016, the activities of the Central Asian Studies Institute were supported by USAID


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