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MIIS Fall Forum 2010: What do you know about Sex Education?

The time has nearly come for the Fall Forum, hosted by our MIIS Translation and Interpretation Program!  This semester, Friday, November 19th, 2010, professionals will come to discuss Sex Education.

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Fall Forum Schedule

1:30pm – 3:30pm        “How does the media shape the way we approach sex education?”

3:30pm – 3:45pm        Break

3:45pm – 5:45pm       “The birds and the bees: different versions for boys and girls”

5:45pm                        Reception

There will be guest speakers from Argentina, China, Japan, Korea, Paraguay, Russia, Taiwan and the United States.

What’s This All About?

You never know what a guest speaker might say, especially on a topic like “Sex Education.” Are we talking about China’s one child policy, teenage pregnancy in the U.S., the fact that there was “no sex” in the Soviet Union, or tourists finding racy items for sale in vending machines in Japan?

We will look at this concept from all angles from a social and cultural point of view, in a multi-language setting. Topics will include the media’s impact on our views of sex, how sex is taught in schools, child marriage in some countries, as well as other sensitive issues.

There will be two panel discussion sessions simulating an international conference. Each delegate’s comments will be interpreted consecutively by MIIS student interpreters. Each session will last approximately two hours with a short break in between.

A special reception will follow, and refreshments will be provided.

Admission to this event is FREE, so come on down, and listen to what these professionals have to say!

Pertinent Details

MIIS Fall Forum 2010: What do you know about Sex Education?

When: Friday, November 19, 2010 (1:30pm-6:00pm)

Where: MIIS Irvine Auditorium

Admission: FREE!