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The Melikian Center is a comprehensive research and training center with both instructional and research missions. It is home to over 40 faculty affiliates from ASU and community colleges throughout Arizona.
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 Melikian Center capitalizes on its partnerships with more than a dozen East European and Eurasian universities to build programs of academic exchange, international development, and collaborative research.
In its outreach programming, the Center implements short-term training programs for professionals from Eurasia.
The Center has implemented research and educational programs for the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Education, and the Department of Defense, among others.
Founded in 1984, the Center received its name in late 2006, in recognition of the generous support of Gregory and Emma Melikian.
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Works-in-Progress Lunch Series
Article discussion: "Religious Freedom and the Spiritual Marketplace in Post-Soviet Russia" by Eugene Clay.
The article will be distributed to attendees for review in pre... more
A book discussion featuring:
The author, Iveta Silova, who earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Education and History/Political Science, is a professor and the director of the Center for the Adva... more