Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (REECAS NW)

First organized in 1994, REECAS NW: the Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, is an important annual event for scholars in the Pacific Northwest, with participant and partner universities from across the northwest of the United States and Canada. The conference is organized by the University of Washington's Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, which seeks to promote in-depth interdisciplinary study of the many post-communist subregions. REECAS NW was recognized as a regional affiliate by the ASEEES Board in November 2017.


Primary Contact:

  • Chair: Scott Radnitz, Ellison Center Director, U of Washington, and REECAS NW Chair
  • Vice Chair: Philip Lyon, Ellison Center Managing Director, U of Washington, and REECAS NW Vice Chair

The 26th Annual REECAS NW Conference will be held on April 30-May 2 at the University of Washington. For more information, please either contact the organzers at or vist their conference website.

Proposals are due March 8, 2020 at 11:59pm Pacific Time with an acceptance notification sent out on March 13.