The Melikian Center suspended in-person event programming in March 2020.  The Center is currently operating in accordance with ASU policy on social distancing during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Critical Languages Institute is in session online from May through August, offering instruction in 12 languages. 

Mission Statement

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.