The Armenian Research Center at The University of Michigan-Dearborn is the first Armenian Research Center attached to an American university, and thus it has traditionally exhibited a leadership role in the field.
The Armenian Research Center (ARC) serves scholars and students broadly interested in all things Armenian, the local community in Michigan, as well as the Armenian communities nationally and internationally. This fortunate confluence of university resources and public interest presented a unique opportunity for the expansion of internal collaboration and external partnerships in research, teaching, and service. The ARC provides this community with valuable learning resources, educational materials, and helps to serve its cultural needs. It is the Michigan Armenian community which has provided the ARC, and thereby the campus, with a valuable resource as a gift.
The Armenian Research Center certainly adds a multicultural and international perspective to the educational process for students, which will help Americans in general to better understand the world and define their proper role in it.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are working remotely from homes, and only come in once a month, to retrieve the mail and other materials. If you call the ARC's phone number, 313-593-5181 and leave a message, it will be forwarded to the e-mail of Gerald Ottenbreit, who will either be able to answer you or refer the matter to Dr. Ara Sanjian, the ARC director.