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 Services – CESMI maintains the blog series ‘My take on’ with short articles by scholars on a wide range of social and political issues.
If you would like to support the work of CESMI, or join the society as a member (for free),
please contact us.