Continuity and Change in Central Asia: A Workshop for Educators

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, S030

Central Asia has long been defined in relation to its neighbors, a region that exists in the crossroads of empires old and new, East and West. The goal of this workshop is to allow educators from community colleges, middle schools, and high schools to examine the history of this complex region as well as how the Central Asian states are responding to contemporary issues, including the limitations of authoritarianism, gender roles and realities, struggles with religious extremism, and more. Please join us as we consider whether Central Asia will be defined by its history or if they can carve out a future for themselves on their own terms. 

Join us for this full day workshop to engage in these questions and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served.


Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Shoshana Keller, Professor of HistoryHamilton College

Laura Tourtellotte, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Boston University

The workshop is currently at capacity. To register for the waitlist, please complete this form.

The cost of participation is $25/person, which should be paid by check. Checks should be made out to "President and Fellows of Harvard College" and can be sent by mail to the following address:

Danielle Wallner
c/o Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or in advance of your participation or visit.

Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.