The Central Eurasian Scholars and Media Initiative (CESMI) is a public society that aims to foster contacts and communication among scholars and journalists. We share the goal of a better informed and more constructive public discussion of issues facing Central Eurasian societies. To this end the society, which was established in 2012 by a group of scholars from various academic backgrounds, maintains an experts directory, providing journalists with easy and reliable access to first-hand, cutting-edge research on a wide range of topics concerning the wider Central Eurasian region. In addition – and in collaboration with the BBC Central Asian Service – CESMI maintains the blog series ‘My take on’ with short articles by scholars on a wide range of social and political issues. In acknowledgment of these efforts, CESMI recently received the first Public Outreach Award of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS).

If you would like to support the work of CESMI, or join the society as a member (for free), please contact us.

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