Episode 73: Lobbying for Language in the Halls of Power

with Renato and Michael on Feb 13, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Lobbying for Language in the US

In this episode of Globally Speaking, we speak to Bill Rivers, “America’s Language Lobbyist,” about his work championing language endeavors in the US like education, translation and interpretation. You’ll want to hear more about what his advocacy for language at the highest levels has to do with immigration, national security, economic growth and the value of bilingualism.

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About Bill Rivers

Bill Rivers is the Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies. He is also a member of the America’s Language Working Group of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds a PhD in Russian from Bryn Mawr college and regularly travels to Kazakhstan to teach at universities.

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