[lg policy] Symposium on Language and Exclusion, New York, May 7, 2015

Tonkin, Humphrey tonkin at hartford.edu
Sat Apr 11 21:49:35 UTC 2015

The Study Group on Language and the United Nations, in co-operation with the University of Hartford and the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, announces a SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE AND EXCLUSION, Thursday, May 7, 2015.  The symposium will take place at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York (First Avenue and 44th Street), 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Advance registration: $25. Registration on the day: $30.  Participation without charge for UN and UN mission staff, and NGO representatives.

The Keynote Address will be given by Fernand de Varennes (University of Pretoria and University of Hong Kong), on "Language, Exclusion, and Human Rights at the United Nations."

Speakers will include Nkonko Kamwangamalu (Howard University), Lisa J. McEntee-Atalianis (University of London), Esther Schor (Princeton University), José Manuel Ferreiro (Lancaster University, UK), Birna Arnbjörnsdottir (University of Iceland), Rosemary Salomone (St. John's University, USA), Mekki Elbadri (United Nations), Zhigou Zhang (Shanghai Maritime University), Jenny L. Meier (U.S. Army), Izadora Xavier (Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Seine), Zeena Zakharia (University of Massachusetts Boston), Alisher Aldashev (Kazakh British Technical University), and Kurt Müller (National Defense University).  Closing remarks will be provided by Björn Jernudd (Washington DC) and Humphrey Tonkin (University of Hartford, USA).

The symposium will devote particular attention to language use by the United Nations and to language and peacekeeping.

Information and registration at http://www.languageandtheun.org/.

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