The Center for Languages, Arts and Societies of the Silk Road (CLASSRoad) is a HADI initiated project that began in 2007.

Vision: To be one of the leading academic, research and learning centers for languages spoken along the Silk Road.

Mission: To enhance the teaching of Silk Road languages and to foster greater cultural understanding within and across communities in the United States.

Goals: To enhance quality of teaching and promoting the learning of Silk Road languages, such as Arabic, in the United States.