Research and Partnerships

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The Melikian Center advances knowledge on Russia, Eurasia and East Europe through its affiliated faculty and student research, as well as supporting conferences and workshops on key topics.  Key themes of common concern, where scholarship on and experience in the region offer key insights, include;

  • Violence, Trauma and Reconciliation
  • Migration, Displacement and Diaspora
  • Belief, Dissent and Political Pluralism 

The Center is committed to partnerships and exchanges with universities, and other associations and agencies across the region and in the wider world, to enhance knowledge-exchange and productive dialogue across disciplinary and geographical borders.  As well as longer-standing relationships with partners like Yerevan State University and SS Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, the Melikian Center has collaborated more recently with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Institute of International Education and the Defense Language and National Security Education Office.