The Central African Studies Association (CASA) is an independent professional organization established in the United States that is open to all scholars with an interest in Central Africa. It seeks:
to promote scholarly research in all areas and disciplines of the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities concerning Central Africa;
to encourage international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and meaningful dialogue among persons engaged in research on Central Africa;
To encourage the publication and dissemination of scholarly and artistic works as well as primary sources on Central African studies;
To organize panels, symposia, and conferences on Central African studies at meetings of regional, national and international organizations;
To provide the general public with information on historical, anthropological, political, economic and other issues related to Central Africa.