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Fall Forum 2011

“Are you really free…?”
Come and find out at the…

Fall Forum 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011
2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium
Reception to follow

What is the Fall Forum?

The annual GSTILE Fall Forum provides the MIIS community with a forum for
discussion of relevant issues of our time. This exciting event offers our second-year
interpretation students the unique opportunity to perform consecutive
interpretation in a professional setting; it also gives students in other academic
programs the chance to see interpreters at work and to consider how they might
work effectively with an interpreter.

Why “freedom”?

Many of us take freedom for granted as a universal right, but the struggle for
freedom has caused countless conflicts, and even war. At this year’s Fall Forum,
three panels will focus on the intersection of freedom with migration, new
technologies, and gender roles. Speakers with diverse professional and personal
backgrounds will share their views in their native languages mediated through
consecutive interpretation.

Event Details

Session 1: Freedom of Movement

Moderator: in Spanish

Panelists: in Chinese, French, Korean, and Spanish


Session 2: Right to Information vs Privacy

Moderator: in Japanese

Panelists: in Chinese, German, Japanese, and Russian

Session 3: Gender Rights
Moderator: in Chinese
Panelists: in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese

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.

Photo: veni markovski

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!