CFP: Symposium on Language Policy – Language and Exclusion

24 01 2015
The Study Group on Language at the United Nations in cooperation with The Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems are currently organizing a Symposium on Language and Exclusion. 
The organizers welcome proposals for brief 20-minute papers on topics such as the following:
  • Language policy in international organizations
  • Language parity in international settings
  • Language use at, and by, the United Nations
  • Language as a factor in sustainable development
  • Language and human rights
  • Discrimination on grounds of language
  • Language and the post-2015 development agenda
  • The role of language in international peacekeeping
  • Language and globalization
  • Language and minority rights
  • Mother-tongue education
  • NGOs and language policy
Please send proposals (200 words or less) to the chair of the symposium organizing committee, Prof. Humphrey Tonkin, at, by February 15, 2015.  The committee expects to make final decisions on the program by March 1.
The event will take place on May 7th, 2015 at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
First Avenue at 44th Street from 9:15 am – to 5:00 pm



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