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GUEST LECTURE “Many Voices, One Europe: How Multilingualism Has Become a Pillar of European Democracy”

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Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, 499 Pierce St., Monterey


With 23 official languages, a large part of the European Union’s administrative efforts focus on providing translation and interpreting services. Kent Johansson, a translator and administrator from the European Parliament, will tackle the topic of multilingualism and explain why it has become central to the success of the European Union.

Speaker Bio: Kent Johansson

After working as project manager for commercial translation and information management projects, Kent Johansson moved from Sweden to Luxembourg in 1997 to begin a career in the public translation services of the European Union. After ten years in the European Parliament Planning service constantly improving and upgrading its complex translation machinery, his responsibilities today entail coordinating with the translation services of the other European Institutions as well as liaising with the language services of other international organizations. He started his professional career in the Royal Swedish Navy and is a graduate of Lund University, Sweden. Kent is co-chair of the IAMLADP Universities Contact Group. He speaks Swedish, English, German, French and Luxembourgish.

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