Promoting global citizenship through language learning and area studies

In compliance with CDC recommendations and ASU policy, the Melikian Center is suspending its in-person event program for the remainder of the Spring semester.  Depending on the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, we look forward to resuming in-person programming as early as possible.  
Until then, as our faculty affiliates teach online, we will continue to pursue our mission to share insights and perspectives on Russia, Eurasia and East Europe, and the global significance of the region, with the diverse communities that ASU serves. 

Featured Affiliate Videos

Volker Benkert

Before and After: 6 Weeks at the Critical Languages Institute

Before and After: 6 Weeks at the Critical Languages Institute

Melikian Center in the News

ASU and the University of Prishtina (Kosovo): A Partnership 2001-2019

ASU and University of Prishtina: A Partnership 2001-2019

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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