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Peek Into GLLM

Following CULTR’s Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting, this section provides free and downloadable resources including PowerPoints, recordings, and pictures.
 

The 3rd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting

Date: April 28, 2017

GLLM17 Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Brecht

Dr. Richard Brecht

Brief Description of the Event: The 3rd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting aimed to transform leaders, organizations, and communities through a better understanding of how global skills and multilingualism tackle global, regional and industry issues. Underlining opportunities for collaboration across disciplines, this event assembled diverse industry representatives to push our region, city, and communities forward onto the world stage. With businesses representing a larger portion of the audience, Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Brecht, co-director for the American Councils Research Center at the American Councils for International Education, presented his experiences and research on workforce language ability and employer success. Please review his presentation, “Language Supply & Demand: Building Bridges Between Educators and Employers”, in the drop-down below.



 
Underlining opportunities for collaboration across disciplines, the following speakers touched upon their respective organizations and the unique position of Atlanta to take the next steps as a globalized city. Please explore their presentations and resources for more information.
 
*Positions and titles at the time of the event*
 
Dr. William Nichols
Dr. William Nichols
Director of CULTR
Chair, World Languages & Cultures
Georgia State University
 
 
Carol Winkler
Dr. Carol Winkler
Associate Dean for the Humanities
Georgia State University
 
 
Dr. Wolfgang Schlör
Dr. Wolfgang Schlör
Associate Provost for International Initiatives
Georgia State University
 
 
Marty Abbott
Marty Abbott
Executive Director
ACTFL

The PowerPoint behind Marty's presentation.
 



 
Dr. Richard Brecht, co-director for the American Councils Research Center at the American Councils for International Education presented as the keynote speaker for CULTR’s 3rd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting. His presentation, titled ”Language Supply & Demand: Building Bridges Between Educators and Employers”, examined the important relationship between language skills, the emerging workforce, and the future of globalized organizations.

PowerPoint Presentation


The PowerPoint behind Dr. Brecht's presentation.
 
 
 
 
 
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.



 
Dr. Richard Brecht, co-director for the American Councils Research Center at the American Councils for International Education presented as the keynote speaker for CULTR’s 3rd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting. In this video, Dr. Brecht leads the discussion on language skills, the emerging workforce, and the future of globalized organizations.
 
 

The 2nd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting

Date: May 13, 2016

Dr. Dan Davidson

Dr. Dan Davidson

Brief Description of the Event: Building upon the success of the previous event, the 2nd Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting conveyed leading stakeholders across the region in business, education, and government with the purpose of developing relationships to truly globalize Atlanta. The Keynote Speaker for this event was Dr. Dan E. Davidson, President of the American Councils for International Education. Pulling from his accomplished career supporting international initiatives geared towards educational development, training, and research, Dr. Davidson’s presentation explored language proficiency, intercultural development, and “contextual intelligence”.



 
Underlining opportunities for collaboration across disciplines, the following speakers touched upon their respective organizations and the unique position of Atlanta to take the next steps as a globalized city. Please explore their presentations and resources for more information.
 
*Positions and titles at the time of the event*
 
Dr. William Nichols
Dr. William Nichols
Director of CULTR
Chair, World Languages & Cultures
Georgia State University
 
 
Dr. William Long
Dr. William Long
Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Georgia State University
 
 
Dr. Risa Palm
Dr. Risa Palm
Senior Vice President and Provost
Academic Affairs
Georgia State University
 
 
Ricardo Hubler
Ricardo Hubler
Senior Director
Global Business Development
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

The PowerPoint behind Ric's presentation.
 
 Michaela Claus-Nix
Michaela Claus-Nix
Program Specialist
World Languages and Workforce Initiatives
Georgia Department of Education

The PowerPoint behind Michaela's presentation.



 
Dr. Dan E. Davidson PowerPoint


The PowerPoint behind Dr. Davidson's presentation.
 
 
Dr. Dan E. DavidsonSince receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University, Dr. Davidson has focused much of his professional life on the development, oversight, and support of international initiatives in educational development, training, and research, primarily through the work of American Councils and its partner organizations. Currently, Dr. Davidson serves as a co-chair of the Innovation Working Group of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the European Humanities University (Vilnius), and Chair of the College Board World Languages Academic Advisory Committee. Further information on Dr. Davidson’s accomplished career may be found by visiting the American Councils for International Education website.


 
Following Dr. Davidson’s presentation, the Global Languages Leadership Meeting shifted the focus toward discussion. Mediated by Dr. Davidson, the audience voiced an array of questions and comments open for everyone. Throughout this open dialogue, invitees took the opportunity to follow-up with Dr. Davidson’s keynote, explore the themes of the event, and start a conversation about further internationalizing Atlanta.

 
 
 

The 1st Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting

Date: May 15, 2015

Dr. William Rivers, the Global Languages Meeting 2015 Keynote Speaker.

Dr. Bill Rivers

Brief Description of the Event: CULTR held the first Annual Global Languages Leadership Meeting at Georgia State University’s Centennial Hall. CULTR brought together stakeholders from a variety of organizations that share a common interest in the promotion and advocacy of language study. Specifically through the scope of language and cultural competency, these leaders met to discuss ways in which their organizations can collaborate on new ventures and opportunities for growth. Dr. Bill Rivers’ keynote address focused on the far-reaching benefits of language study ranging from academic success, cognitive health, and the opportunities it opens for careers. During his presentation, he stressed the need to open and promote language study to all students with a primary focus on underrepresented students.


PowerPoint Presentation


The PowerPoint behind Dr. River's presentation.
 
 
 
The Global Languages Leadership Meeting 2015 Keynote Speaker was Dr. William Rivers, Executive Director of the JNCL-NCLIS. Dr. Rivers has over 20 years of experience in culture and language for economic development and national security, with expertise in research, assessment, program evaluation, and policy development and advocacy. He chairs ASTM Technical Committee F43, Language Services and Products and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 232, Training in the Informal Sector.

Before joining JNCL-NCLIS, he served as Chief Scientist at Integrated Training Solutions, Inc., a small business in Arlington, Virginia, where he focused on strategic planning, management, and advanced technologies for language and culture programs in the public sector. While at ITS, he served in a contractor role as the Chief Linguist of the National Language Service Corps. Prior to working at ITS, he was a founding member of the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at the University of Maryland, and was a staff member of the National Foreign Language Center from 1994 to 2003.

During his career, Dr. Rivers has also taught Russian at the University of Maryland, worked as a freelance interpreter and translator, and conducted field work in Kazakhstan, where he regularly returns to teach at several universities.