Conference Terminology and Procedures is offered by Dr. Lynn Visson and is intended for anyone with an interest in international conferences, including translators and interpreters. The well-known phrases "the meeting is called to order" and "the meeting is adjourned" have marked the beginning and the end of countless rounds of negotiations, discussions, debates and decisions. Those individuals who plan, chair and speak at such meetings, as well as those who prepare the documentation and engage in translation and interpretation of the necessary materials, speeches and informal comments need to know both the relevant terminology and procedures and the meaning behind those terms. Dr. Visson will explore the terminology and procedure used at a great variety of meetings to help the student understand the underlying motivations and tactics used by participants to achieve their goals.
Instructor bio: Lynn Visson received a Ph.D. from Harvard University, taught Russian language and literature at Columbia University and other American universities, and for more than twenty years was a staff interpreter at the United Nations, working from Russian and French into English. She is a member of the editorial board of Mosty, a Moscow-based journal on translation and interpretation, and a consulting editor for Hippocrene Books, NY. Of Russian background, she is the author of many works on interpretation, translation, Russian-American marriages and various aspects of Russian culture, which have been published in both the US and Russia.
Meets July 12, 2013 - July 14, 2013
F 4:30pm - 6:30pm
SaSu 9:00am - 12:00pm
SaSu 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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