We are pleased to inform you about an exciting opportunity to participate in a symposium on Language, Peace, and Security in honor of International Mother Language Day on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Co-sponsored by the US Institute for Peace, SIL International, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, this event will feature keynote speakers from the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia in Thailand, Arizona State University, and the University of Massachusetts as well as panelists from SIL International, World Vision, Save the Children, and Mahidol University.
The discussion will revolve around the multiple purposes that language has for a user such as a means of both communication and identity. Additionally, the presenters will explore the linguistic issues to be addressed in efforts surrounding peace-building and security.
Update: The full recording of this event can be found here.
Photo Credit: A World At School/Nick Cavanagh
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