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July 2009

NASK 40th Anniversary Symposium 

July 11, 2009 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Esperanto sube Venue: University of California, San Diego ESF directors and advisory board members recently participated in a symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the NASK program held at the University of California, San Diego. NASK is an intensive three-week, university-credit immersion program in the international language. ESF directors included Dr. Humphrey Tonkin (President) and Dr. Mark Fettes (Vice-President). Presentations were also made by ESF advisory board member, Dr. David Jordan (UCSD) and Ms. Spomenka Štimec, a leading Esperanto author, teacher,…

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December 2010

UN Series: From Zamenhof to Soros

December 15, 2010 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Church Center – NY, 777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10032 United States
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This event, on December 15, 2010, at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 featured a celebration of a new biography of L.L. Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto, and the launch of a memoir by Tivadar Soros, translated from Esperanto.

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February 2011

Seminar on the Literature of Esperanto

February 26, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Esperanto sube Venue: University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Under the leadership of Ulrich Becker (poet and publisher), Duncan Charters (linguist), Humphrey Tonkin (critic), Tim Westover (author). *** Seminario pri la Literaturo de Esperanto Loko: Universitato de Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Saturday-Sunday, 26-27 February 2011. Under the leadership of Ulrich Becker (poet and publisher), Duncan Charters (linguist), Humphrey Tonkin (critic), Tim Westover (author).

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May 2012

UN Series: Language and the United Nations

May 1, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Church Center – NY, 777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10032 United States
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  On May 1, 2012, at The Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza,  New York, the Universal Esperanto Association, in cooperation with the Center for Research and Documentation on the World Language Problems, and the scholarly journal Language Problems and Language Planning, organized a symposium on “Language and the United Nations.”  The symposium was announced as “a review and exploration of how languages affect the work of the United Nations family” and it brought together contributions by a wide range…

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July 2012

Universal Esperanto Association seminar on United Nations and UNESCO

July 28, 2012 @ 8:00 am - August 4, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

Esperanto sube Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam. The Universal Esperanto Association’s 97th World Congress of Esperanto in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 28 – August 4, 2012, was the setting for a seminar (conducted in Esperanto) on the work of the United Nations and UNESCO. The seminar, conducted by Humphrey Tonkin and Neil Blonstein, representatives of UEA at UN-New York, and Renée Triolle, representative of UEA at UNESCO, provided an overview of the structure of the two organizations and particularly their humanitarian and human rights…

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July 2013

Nitobe Symposium 6 (Reykjavik, Iceland): Languages and Internationalization in Higher Education: Ideologies, Practices, Alternatives

July 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am - July 20, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

The symposium consisted of papers, presentations and panel discussions by experts from across the world, with particular emphasis on the Nordic countries and on languages of instruction in higher education. The topic was linked particularly to the publication of the book edited by Anna Kristina Hultgren, Frans Gregersen, and Jacob Thøgersen, English in Nordic Universities: Ideology and Practice, published in the series Studies in World Language Problems, by the publisher John Benjamins, Amsterdam. The symposium was particularly concerned with the…

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April 2014

UN Series: Language and Equality

April 29, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Church Center – NY, 777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10032 United States
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In cooperation with the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems and the University of Hartford, the Study Group on Language and the United Nations organized a symposium on language and equality on April 29th, 2014, at the Church Center in New York. The symposium, chaired by former ESF President Dr. Humphrey Tonkin, featured former ESF President and current UEA (Universal Esperanto Association) President Dr. Mark Fettes as keynote speaker and discussion facilitator, as well as an international roster…

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May 2015

UN Series: Language and Exclusion

May 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Church Center – NY, 777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10032 United States
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A group of experts from a dozen countries attended the May 7, 2015, Symposium on Language and Exclusion organized by the Universal Esperanto Association and the Study Group on Language and the United Nations. The symposium took place at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York.  Papers presented at the symposium covered a wide range of fields, all of them with international implications; particular attention was devoted to exclusionary practices in international organizations, with a special emphasis on…

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April 2016

UN Series: Language and the Sustainable Development Goals

April 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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  Conclusions Language and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was the topic of a symposium held at the Church Center for the United Nations, in New York, on April 21 and 22, 2016. Over one hundred academics, diplomats, NGO representatives and UN officials attended the gathering, which examined the linguistic implications of the SDGs, set by the United Nations General Assembly as the basis for the UN’s development agenda for the period 2015-2030. The keynote address was given by Suzanne Romaine,…

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November 2016

Writing in Esperanto: Esperanto Literature and the Book Trade

November 9, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Allan C. Boschen Esperanto Collection at the UMass Library. W.E.B. Du Bois, Room: 2601, UMass Amherst Campus.  Additional information can be found here.

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