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The Czech Association of Contemporary Asian Studies (CACAS) connects Czechia-based scholars and experts interested in contemporary Asia. It is dedicated to advancing academic research and debates pertaining to the region, especially East, South, Southeast, and Central Asia. With the aim to understand contemporary political and social developments of, within, and across the region, the association and its members are primarily oriented toward social sciences, including Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Economy and other relevant disciplines.

CACAS is a free association of scholars and experts who typically meet a few times per year and present their academic research. CACAS welcomes new participants interested in engaging in this type of meetings. 

CACAS was founded in June 2022. Its foundation was preceded by a series of seminars that started in September 2021.

Leadership of CACAS

CACAS Co-Chairs (2023-2025)

Martina Varkočková (Metropolitan University Prague) & Lukáš Laš (University of Ostrava)

CACAS Board (2023-2025)

Tomáš Petrů (Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Jeremy Garlick (Prague University of Economics and Business, VŠE)
Zuzana Veselá (Anglo-American University)
Aleš Karmazin (Metropolitan University Prague)
Richard Turcsányi (Palacký University in Olomouc)

Previous Co-Chairs

2022-2023 – Aleš Karmazin (Metropolitan University Prague) & Richard Turcsányi (Palacký University Olomouc).