June 27, 2019 – CIS’s Jerry Nash has been named Editor in Chief for the journal Chess: Education and Science. This is the official journal of the Chess Scientific Research Institute (CSRI) at the Armenian State Pedagogical University at Kh. Abovyan.

The journal’s website indicates the main areas on which articles will focus. These include (italics added) “psychological (cognitive processes, intelligence, psychological conditions and phenomena etc.), sociological (educational potential and possibilities of chess, social attitude towards chess as an educational innovation), pedagogical (features of teaching chess, interdisciplinary interconnections, issues of professionals training), chess (researches based on essence and peculiarities of chess in the context of education).” Jerry looks forward to working with the editorial board as well as the staff of the journal and CSRI to build an international audience and enhance efforts for future research.

June 19, 2019 – Jerry Nash has been appointed to serve on the FIDE – EDU (World Chess Federation Education Commission) Workgroup: High Quality Standards for Chess Education. Members of the workgroup currently include chess in education leaders from seven countries: Armenia, Ireland, Venezuela, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Hungary, and the United States.