Centre for Euro-Asian Studies (CEAS)

Established in 1996, the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies (CEAS) has earned a worldwide reputation for its unique expertise and leading research into Euro-Asian countries.

Centre logoWe have representatives in 14 countries throughout the world, and are looking forward to introducing new representatives in other countries. Our members believe in the importance of our work, not only now, but for the benefit of future generations. We hope to increase our understanding of the reality in CIS countries and Central & Eastern Europe. Our consultancy work and conferences provide a forum in which professionals can discuss and share information and strategies for success in these areas.

The Centre unites more than 30 professors and prominent academics who are working in Politics, Economics and Security of the countries in transition. We are confident that our students will go on to become leading diplomats, politicians and economists across Euro-Asia. We are actively engaged in research and consultancy in the Euro-Asian region, and are participants and contributors to the international conferences organised by organisations including the United Nations, the IMF and the World Bank.

Centre for Euro-Asian Studies Welcomes Kazakhstan Ambassador

The lecture was organised by Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Head of CEAS and Professor of Economics at the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations.Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell, and Ambassador Abusseitov with a colleague from the Kazakhstan Embassy


Reading's Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell attended the lecture and participated in the question and answer session afterwards, along with students from the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations.


You can read the press release by clicking on the following link:


Prize Awarded to Professor Kalyuzhnova

2 February 2012

Professor Kalyuzhnova received a prestigious Bergson Prize for her paper "Corruption and Economic Development in Energy-Rich Economies" (co-authored with Ali Kutan and Taner Yigit). The paper has been selected as the winner of the Bergson Prize for the best paper published in Comparative Economic Studies during the two years 2009 and 2010. The award includes a monetary prize and a plaque that was presented at the same time the award was announced during the annual meetings of ACES in Chicago last month.

Spring Term 2012 Seminar Series

Every Wednesday, 5pm - 6pm Room 25, HUMSS building

January 25th 2012

Dr Andi Nygaard, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, The University of Reading. "Perceptions of Local content Policies in Kazakhstan"

February 1st 2012

Professor Nauro Campos, Brunel University, London, "The Economics of Masterpieces"

February 8th 2012

Mr Max Watson, Special Adviser to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), Luxembourg "The Euro: how did we get here, and how can we solve the problem"

February 15th 2012

H.E. Dr Baktygul Kalambekova, Ambassador, of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UK

February 22nd 2012

H.E. Kairat Abuiseitov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UK "Doing business in Kazakhstan. 20 years on"

February 29th 2012

Dr Keun-Wook Paik, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation"

March 7th 2012

The Rt. Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Q.C. House of Lords, London "Change in the Caspian region and its impact on the UK"

March14 th 2012 H.E. Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz Büyükelçi, Ambassador to Turkey in the UK "Turkish foreign policy in a changing environment."

All welcome to attend, we hope to see you there!

Members of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies

Taking your PhD in emerging markets and Euro-Asian Studies

Past Seminars - Spring 2011

All seminars take place from 17.00-18.00 in HumSS room 126


26 January, 2011

Dr Christian Nygaard, Co-ordinator, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies

Regulating property and exploitation rights of natural resources


2 February, 2011

Dr Gareth Winrow, The University of Reading

Turkey: Energy Transit State or Energy Hub?


9 February, 2011

Rt. Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Q.C., House of Lords

Change in the Caspian region and its impact on the UK


16 February, 2011

Max Watson, Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and Director of the Central Bank of Ireland

The Irish crisis: Lessons for Eastern Europe?


22 February, 2011

John Knight, Executive Vice President, Statoil, Norway

Globalisation of Natural Gas


2 March, 2011

Dr Jan Drahokoupil, University of Mannheim, Germany

Policy making in hard times in Eastern Europe: What difference did the crisis of 2008 make?


9 March, 2011

H.E. Kairat Abusseitov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



16 March, 2011

Professor Martin Myant, Business School, University of the West of Scotland

Comparing policy responses to economic crisis in Poland and the Czech Republic

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CEAS 'An invaluble window'

'The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies is an invaluable window. It has been a pleasure to engage with both the faculty and students of CEAS to advance our understanding of the post-communist transition and of Central Asia.’

Steven Fries, Chief Economist of Department of Energy and Climate Change UK Government,former Chief Economist, Shell.


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