September 29, 2010
New York University’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies has been awarded a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its ongoing study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and its languages and to enhance public understanding of the region.
The Hagop Kevorkian Center, created in 1966, will receive $2,375,424 in funding over the next four years. The grant will support its work as a National Resource Center and provide Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships in less commonly taught Middle Eastern and South Asian languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu.
National Resource Centers throughout the United States have been established at colleges and universities with funding from the U.S. Department of Education to establish, strengthen, and operate language and area or international studies centers that will be national resources for teaching any modern foreign language.
The Hagop Kevorkian Center’s activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to South and Central Asia.
For more on the Hagop Kevorkian Center, click here.
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