On 2 – 4 May 2019, the ICELDS Board member Alexander Osipov took part in the 24th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) held in New York, at Harriman Institute, Columbia University.
The ASN is a scholarly association that contributes to the promotion of knowledge and understanding of ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and nationalism. The annual ASN Convention is the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering that covers a wide range of topics related to nationalism and ethnicity; its primary geographic foci are the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus and Turkey/Greece. The participants represent a multitude of disciplines including political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international relations, security studies, and cultural studies. This year, the ASN accommodated 615 participants from 41 countries; it comprised academic panels along with book and films presentations.
Alexander Osipov presented a paper entitled “Is There a Post-Soviet Model of Diversity Policy?” and served as the discussant at the panel “Managing Diversity in Post-Soviet Russia”. The paper is accessible for ASN members at the Association’s website in Section “Thematic Panels”.