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: Dr. Scott Radnitz, Ellison Center Director and Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington
  • Vice Chair: Dr. Philip Lyon, Ellison Center Managing Director, U of Washington

The 30th Annual REECAS NW Conference will be held April 11-13, 2024 at the University of Washington. For more information, please either contact the organizers at or visit their conference website.