Capital Hill blog on language policy

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Jan 31 14:37:55 UTC 2007

Moderator's note: this page has clickable links to a streaming video of
the hearing, along with links to PDF versions of the testimonies of
various people on the issue of developoing a Foreign Language Strategy for
the US.

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce,
and the District of Columbia

Title: Lost in Translation: A Review of the Federal Government's Efforts
to Develop a Foreign Language Strategy

Date: 1/25/07 Time (EST): 2:30 PM Place: Dirksen Senate Office Building,
Rm. 342

The hearing will examine the government's efforts to increase foreign
language education to meet our federal workforce, national security, and
economic competitiveness needs.

Webcast: Click here to view archived hearing (Real Player format)

Publication: Hearing Publication not available until six months after the
hearing date.

Check for Downloadable Publication
Order Printed Publication

Member Statements
    Senator Daniel K. Akaka   [View PDF]      Senator George V. Voinovich
[View PDF]

Witnesses' Testimony

Panel 1
  The Honorable Michael L. Dominguez [View PDF] , Principal Deputy Under
Secretaryof Defense for Personnel Readiness , United States Department of
  Ms. Holly Kuzmich [View PDF] , Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary
Spellings , U.S. Department of Education
  Mr. Everette Jordan [View PDF] , Director , National Virtual Translation
Center, on behalf of FBI

Panel 2
  Ms. Rita Oleksak [View PDF] , President , American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages
  Mr. Michael Petro [View PDF] , Vice President and Director of Business
and Government Policy , The Committee for Economic Development
  Dr. Diane Birckbichler [View PDF] , Director of the Foreign Language
Center and Chair of the Departments of French and Italian , The Ohio State

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
340 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510


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