June 30, 2020


Zoom meeting, pre-register for meeting information.

10:00 am – 3:25 pm

Event Organizer

Global Language Justice Initiative at ICLS

Event Sponsor

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Office of the Dean of Humanities

Event Co-Sponsor(s)

Please register in advance to attend. Registration closes at midnight EST June 29. 

10:00-10:20am             Opening Remarks:Lydia H Liu, ICLS Director, Columbia University, and Anupama Rao, ICLS Associate Director, Barnard College

10:20-10:40am             “Language-in-education policy and practice in favor of non-dominant languages” by Carol Benson, Columbia University Teachers College

10:40-11:00am              Discussion [led by Charlotte Silverman]

[5 minute break]

11:05-11:25am             “’Ketli? Kori? or Keri?’ A literary archaeology of an asylum narrative, Italy, 2019” by Tommaso Manfredini, Columbia University

11:25-11:45am             Discussion [led by Anupama Rao]

[5 minute break]

11:50-12:10pm             « Langue et ségrégation. Oppression linguistique et résistances dans les camps d’exilés. »  by Elise Pestre, l’Université Paris Diderot

12:10-12:30pm             Discussion [led by Lydia H. Liu]

[30 minute break]

1:00-1:20pm                  “Translation as decolonization” by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University

1:20-1:40pm                 Discussion [led by Emily Sun]

[5 minute break]

1:45-2:05pm                  “Civilization Necessarily Creates Barbarians” by Simona Škrabec, le Comité de Traduction et des Droits Linguistiques

2:05-2:25pm                 Discussion [led by Anish Gawande]

[5 minute break]

2:30-2:50pm                 “Linguistic Democracy and the Algerian Hirak” by Madeleine Dobie, Columbia University

2:50-3:10pm                 Discussion [led by Isabelle Zaugg]

3:10-3:30pm                 Closing Remarks: Philippe Van Parijs, Universities of Louvain and Leuven, Belgium and the European University Institute (Florence)

This meeting is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Dean of Humanities at Columbia University.

 The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Room B-101
74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY, 10027
  (212) 854-4541
  (212) 854-3099