Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Linguistic Human Rights: Policy/Practice in the Commonwealth and Symposium 2010-11

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies

University of London

Linguistic Human Rights: Policy/Practice in the Commonwealth and Symposium 2010-11

Theme (2010-11): Language, Communication and Culture in the Commonwealth

Time: 5.30-7.30 PM

Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan PhD (Shef), FHEA, FRSA
Phones: 020 7862 8866/07779 162674


The Seminar Series and Symposium examine issues of language policy and practice in the Commonwealth. The Seminars aim to provide an overview of the situation in different areas of Commonwealth, both the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ Commonwealth, by highlighting evolving/current policies and practice that impact on the use of language in a range of domains.

The Symposium in July 2011 will focus on language issues in relation to the work of specific institutions and/or initiatives that cover the Commonwealth as a whole.

The presentations and discussions will be of interest to attendees who have specialist interest in the Commonwealth and also to those with academic and/or general interest in areas such as linguistics, literature, culture and society in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Seminar Series: Autumn Term 2010-11

14th October 2010
Venue: Room G22

Portuguese linguistic legacies in the Indian Ocean Commonwealth: Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Malaysia

Speaker: Dr Shihan de Silva, Jayasuriya, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies

18th November 2010
Venue: Room 275

Balancing Monolingual and Multilingual Imperatives: a policy/practice challenge for the Commonwealth

Speaker: Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, Council for Education in the Commonwealth/Kingston University/Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London

9th December 2010
Venue: Room G34

Language and Globalization of Higher Education: A Practitioner's Viewpoint

Speaker: Elizabeth Thussu, Director of Administration, Heythrop College, University of London.

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