Having previously noted the CFP for the Language and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) symposium to be held in New York on 21-22 April 2016, this is a quick reminder that registration for the event is still open.
For reference the provisional program is copied below (NB- the keynote speaker, Suzanne Romaine, was not on that version when checked on 4/12). Hyperlinks added; any errors are mine and not the fault of the seminar organizers.
LANGUAGE AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: A Symposium
Thursday-Friday, April 21-22, 2016
Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York
Thursday, April 21
8:30-9:15. Registration and coffee
9:15-10:50 INTRODUCING THE TOPIC
Humphrey Tonkin (University of Hartford, USA). Language: The missing dimension
Timothy Reagan (University of Maine, USA). Language rights and the SDGs
Kurt Müller (National Defense University, USA). Organization, targeting, and assumptions in foreign assistance
Lisa J. McEntee-Atalianis (Birkbeck, University of London, UK). The forgotten goal – Goal 18: Building sustainable knowledge societies by addressing linguistic and digital divides through global partnerships.
11:00-12:30. SUSTAINABILITY Chair, Kurt Müller.
– Katalin Buzasi (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands). Languages and the sustainable development goals – What do we know and how to go on?
– Carla Bagna & Andrea Scibetta (Università per Stranieri, Siena, Italy). Language as a factor in sustainable development: Language to reduce inequalities
– Laurence Jay-Rayon & Amy R. Tuininga (Montclair State University, USA). Sustainability is a conversation
– Alicia Fuentes Calle (LINGUAPAX International). Pax Linguistica and the preservation of linguistic diversity revisited.
1:10-1:40. Language, literacy, employability and income in the US Sarah Catherine K. Moore (CAL: Center for Applied Linguistics), Molly Fee (University of California Los Angeles), Terrence G. Wiley (CAL), and M. Beatriz Arias (CAL).
1:40-2:50. LITERACY Chair, Terrence Wiley.
– John Comings (World Education). Mother tongue reading instruction: Language and mother tongue education (Goal 4)
– Carol Deshano da Silva (Save the Children). The successes and challenges of Save the Children US in planning and implementing reading and writing programs in linguistically diverse contexts
– Alison Pflepsen (RTI International). Improving educational quality through improved literacy instruction.
3:00-3:50. EDUCATION 1. Chair, Timothy Reagan.
– Theo Du Plessis & Colleen Du Plessis (University of the Free State, South Africa). Realising inclusive and equitable quality education in South Africa: Contributions and obstacles in language in education.
– Shereen Bhalla (Center for Applied Linguistics). Examining language and the role of mother-tongue education through the three-language formula of India.
3:50-5:00. LANGUAGE AND INCLUSION (Goals 4 and 10) Chair, João Pedro Marinotti (City University of New York, Graduate Center, USA)
– Antonio Bardawil (New York University, USA), Leveling linguistic playing fields to reduce inequalities: How language factors into Goal 10
– Cassondra Puls and Mackenzie Lawrence (International Rescue Committee), Balancing social inclusion and educational inclusion among displaced learners: The work of the International Rescue Committee
– Kathleen McGovern (University of Massachusetts, USA), Dialogic practice in the language classroom: Valuing learners’ voices as a means of working towards the SDGs
– Jennifer C. Hamano, Christen N. Madsen II, and Gita Martohardjono (Second Language Acquisition Lab, CUNY Graduate Center, USA): Language assessment for sustainable development
Friday, April 22
8:30-9:00. Registration and coffee
9:00. Opening comments
10:55-11:25. Rosemary Salomone (St. John’s University, USA). Educational equity, SDG’s & commodification of English
11:25-12:35. CORE ISSUES. Chair, Rosemary Salomone.
– Dragana Radosavljevic (University of Greenwich, UK). Interpreting and translation in international criminal law
– Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, USA). You have the right to remain silent, do you understand?
– Alison Phipps (University of Glasgow, UK). Languages under duress.
1:15-1:45. Carolyn Benson (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA). Documenting international progress in addressing language issues in education
1:45-2:55. EDUCATION 2. Chair, Carolyn Benson.
– Francis M. Hult (Lund University, Sweden), Christine Glanz (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning), and Ulrike Hanemann (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning). Multilingual literacy and the SDG for quality education
– Mark E. Karan & Elke Karan (SIL International). The use of non-dominant languages In primary education: The key to maximizing learning outcomes for learners who speak these languages
– Marguerite Lukes (International Network for Public Schools). Language acquisition & immigrant young adults with interrupted schooling.
3:05-4:15. THE ROLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS. Chair, Humphrey Tonkin.
– María Barros & Ana García Álvarez (Spanish Translation Service, United Nations, New York). Translation of SDGs: A tool for their implementation?
– Muhammed Raeez (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India). Arabic at the United Nations
– Kathleen Stein-Smith (American Association of Teachers of French). The role of multilingualism in the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN Academic Impact).
4:15-4:25. Concluding comments by Sean O Riain (Ireland), Language and the SDGs: An Irish-language perspective.
4:25-5:00 Wrap-up and Close