Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies

The Melikian Center is a comprehensive research and training center with instructional and research missions. Faculty members from ASU and educational institutions in the region and U.S. contribute to the center’s efforts in research and international development, study abroad, critical language study, advising and professional programs.

ASU is one of only two universities in the country to receive national funding for a summer language institute. The Critical Languages Institute (CLI) has grown over the past decade into one of the nation’s leading summer institutes for instruction in less commonly taught languages.