Monthly Archives: June 2016

MIIS Chinese T&I Graduates Interpret at Inauguration of Taiwan’s First Female President

MIIS Chinese T&I Graduates Interpret at Inauguration of Taiwan’s First Female President
 
Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan’s first female president who was sworn in on May 20, 2016
 
Cindy Tao (MACI ’12) interprets between President Tsai (right) and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Marcus Jadotte (left). Cindy became a staff interpreter with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2015.  
 
Pear Lin (MATI ’95) interprets between President Tsai (right) and Nauru President Baron Waqa (left). Pearl joined Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a staff interpreter in the late 1990s and has since served four presidents of Taiwan.
 
Teresa Wang (MAT ’10) is appointed as Honorary Chief Aide-de-Camp to President Hilda Heine (left) of the Marshall Islands during her official visit to Taiwan for President Tsai’s inauguration ceremony. 

MIIS interpreters at Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Meeting in SF

Hello everyone,

An all MIIS team of interpreters just finished the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Meeting in San Francisco. Professors Laura Burian and Barry Olsen were interpretation team leaders for this event.

There was interpretation between English and Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese and Spanish. All interpreters either are faculty or graduates of MIIS, or both.

WE have attached a group photo taken at the conclusion of the event.

Here are a couple of links with more info:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Clean-Energy-Ministerial-addresses-next-steps-in-7955616.php

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/02/fact-sheet-us-hosts-worlds-energy-ministers-scale-clean-energy-and-drive

The interpreters (from left to right) are:
Barry Slaughter Olsen, Christiane Abel, Koko Peters, Yoko Yamamoto, Laura Burian, Stephanie Cooper, Miryoung Sohn, Leire Carbonell Aguero, Sieun Lee, and Chuanyun Bao.