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The Politics of Language

May 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

From Belgium to Cameroon, from Ukraine and Kazakhstan to the United States and Kurdistan, language plays an important role in conflicts around the world.Join us as we discuss a variety of different situations where language plays a role in global affairs. For example, did you know that Turkey at one point banned the letters Q and X from its alphabet? We will discuss bilingualism as a possible form of conflict resolution, as well as the political implications of moving from the Cyrillic Alphabet to the Latin Alphabet

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Date:
May 30, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm