Portland State of Mind: Global Professionals and the Language Enterprise
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:00am to Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:30pm

What: Global Professionals and the Language Enterprise

When: Monday, October 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Browsing Lounge, room 238, 1825 SW Broadway Ave.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Suwako Watanabe,, 503-725-5284

In his talk, "Making the Case for Language: The Commission on Language Learning," Dr. William Rivers, Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Languages, will discuss the critical role of language and cultural competence in higher education that prepares our students to become respectable, contributing members of the global community. The presentation will be followed by the World Languages Fair. 

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This event is co-sponsored by PSU's department of World Languages & Literatures, Institute for Asian Studies, Middle East Studies Center and Confucius Institute.