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Global Languages Leadership Meeting 2017

The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting will take place at Georgia State University on April 28, 2017.

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The Global Languages Leadership Meeting purposes to transform leaders, organizations, and communities through personal and collective experiences that build knowledge and stimulate better understandings of global, regional and industry issues. Underlining opportunities for collaboration across disciplines, the annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting aims to push our region, city, and communities forward onto the world stage. To accomplish this mission, the Global Languages Leadership Meeting assembles participants and stakeholders from a variety of spheres in order to discuss, advocate, and promote language learning throughout the continuum of learning.

Attendees for this event consistently includes representatives among school leaders, legislation committees, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and businesses with international initiatives. For questions or an invitation to the 3rd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting, please reach out to CULTR through


Dr. Richard Brecht, this year's Global Languages Leadership Meeting plenary speaker.

Dr. Richard Brecht, this year’s Global Languages Leadership Meeting plenary speaker.

Join us as Dr. Richard Brecht, Co-director for the American Councils Research Center at the American Councils for International Education will present as the plenary speaker for the 3rd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting.

Having received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Dr. Richard Brecht is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, where he was one of three campus “site miners” responsible for turning basic research into business start-ups for the state’s Maryland Innovation Initiative. Brecht is also co-director of the American Councils Research Center, a think tank devoted to evidence for language policy in education and the workplace.

As an academic entrepreneur, Dr. Brecht has been a principal in the founding and development of numerous national organizations and projects, including: the Center for Advanced Study of Language (a Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Center), American Councils for International Education, the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, and the National Foreign Language Center. His is senior partner at Global Professional Search (GPS), a new business linking global talent to global business. Dr. Brecht has testified in Congress before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, and most recently before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He has made hundreds of presentations and authored and edited dozens of scholarly books, textbooks, manuals, articles and reviews on language policy, second language acquisition, and Slavic and Russian linguistics. Finally, Dr. Brecht has received numerous awards from national and international organizations in the language field.