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Tell Congress to Support World Languages

The Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget blueprint proposes a $54 million increase to the Department of Defense, to be offset by cuts to programs in the domestic, non-defense discretionary portion of the budget. Among the programs listed for the elimination or reductions are Federal programs that support world language education: Title VI/Fulbright-Hays of HEA, Department of State Educational and...

Call to Action: Protect Funding for Linguistics and Social Sciences

This week the U.S. House of Representatives will debate the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806). The bill could seriously jeapordize federal funding for research in linguistics and social sciences by reducing funding for National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported research by $120 million. This nearly 50% budget cut would change the NSF funding process in ways that would...

Anglophone Call to Action

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Daniel Ward joins supporters of the Languages for All? initiative in their mission to change the dynamic of world-language educationAt the end of September, about 150 professors, business leaders, researchers, policymakers, and intelligence experts gathered at a one-day conference at the University of Maryland to discuss how best to act upon the “Languages For All?” white paper...