Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Chicago X, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the MLA Office of Research
Presiding: Erik Pohlmann, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Speakers: Sarah Grace Gleisner, International Institute of Education; Miguel Gonzalez, FBI; Julie Johnson, US Department of State; Roy Savoy, Defense Language and National Security Education Office
Officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Foreign Language Program Office and other government agencies will describe language-training opportunities sponsored by the federal government as well as pathways for future employment possibilities for students. This session is designed to provide a broad exposure for professors and university program administrators of federal programs in foreign languages and an understanding of how universities can assist federal agencies in providing training and preparing students for future employment, as well as of what federal language-training programs are available to current undergraduate and graduate students.
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