Sun Devil Giving Day 2019

Established as a consortium in 1984, The Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies advances innovative use-inspired research and teaching on the languages, societies and geopolitics of greater Eurasia.  The Center’s core mission is to enhance contextual expertise and cultural awareness in the communities it serves, through partnerships across disciplinary, ideological and geographical borders.

As an instructional unit, the Center sponsors the Critical Languages Institute, one of the largest summer training academies for intensive training in less commonly taught East European and Eurasian languages.

As a research unit, the Center draws on the expertise of over forty faculty affiliates, and partners with educational institutions in the US and the region to build programs of academic exchange, international development, and collaborative research.

The Melikian Center adopted its current name in late 2006, in recognition of the generous support of Gregory and Emma Melikian.

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Melikian Center Giving Day March 2019

Melikian Center in the News


March 21, 2019

Ukraine’s Presidential Election – Democracy Being Tested by Russian Aggression


  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotenary of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly
  • Ambassador Kurt Volker, Ex... more
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Location: ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union (MU), Union Stage (Room #085), 301 East Orange Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
March 27, 2019

Boris Akunin's Killing the Serpent

A book translation discussion featuring:

Author/translator - Ileana Orlich, who earned her PhD in English and Comparative Literature, is ... more

Time: 3 PM Location: ASU Tempe campus, Computing Commons, room 120,
March 28, 2019

Deceptions film series - The Melikian Center's Spring 2019 film series foregrounds tales of trickery and illusion.  American, Finnish, Bosnian and Polish directors poke fun at... more

Time: 6:30 PM Location: ASU Tempe campus, Computing Commons, room 120, 501 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

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