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The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is affiliated with four centers that work with the school to produce research and education across many disciplines. Each center focuses on specific areas of research and study that create unique and concentrated experiences for those involved. The centers offer opportunities for academic exchange, internships, collaborative research and international development. From covering locales across the world to covering a range of thoughts relevant to today's society, the centers consist of transdisciplinary groups of faculty and students working to answer questions.
Center for Asian Research
The Center invites you to explore ASU’s unique resources to enhance our knowledge about Asia, its cultural traditions and languages. Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in 1966, the Center for Asian Research supports research and teaching about this diverse continent among faculty, students and the wider Arizona community.
Center for Jewish Studies
The Center's unique academic program and research center hybrid serves as an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience, from philosophical and political viewpoints to the study of Judaism. Through undergraduate and graduate courses, research conferences, public lectures and more, it is committed to fostering critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship as it disseminates accurate information about Jewish culture and enhances the quality of Jewish life around the world.
Center for Political Thought and Leadership
The Center's mission is to promote a greater understanding of the foundations of democratic society through undergraduate education, scholarly research and civic involvement. It sponsors public lectures, academic seminars, internships and scholarly research projects. The Center supports post-doctoral programs, an undergraduate certificate program in Political Thought and Leadership, the Journal of Policy History, student reading groups and public education programs.
The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University promotes interdisciplinary research and education on the dynamics of religion and conflict with the aim of advancing knowledge, seeking solutions and informing policy. By serving as a research hub that fosters exchange and collaboration across the university as well as with its broader publics—local, national, and global—the Center fosters innovative and engaged thinking on matters of enormous importance to us all.
The Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies
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.