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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April 24, 2019

A panel discussion featuring:

Discussant- Patient Huntwork is an attorney in the judiciary of the State of Arizona, and an Advisory board member at the Melikian Center. She holds degrees from Stanford University... more

Time: 6:00 PM Location: ASU Tempe campus, Computing Commons, room 120, 501 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

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