Friday, 15 June 2012

Free seminar on language and international mediation, August 2012

Just circulated, a very interesting-looking seminar taking place later this summer in Nottingham (now kindly confirmed by organisers; the website was originally a bit coy about the location).

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention a two-day event on the 15th (afternoon), 16th and 17th (morning) August entitled ‘Language and Cultural Aspects of International Mediation’. This event witnesses the first collaborative efforts between professionals and academics under the innovative theme. The speakers include professional mediators from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and academics specialising in sociolinguistics, translation, intercultural communication and conflict management studies. They will present and debate how professional knowledge and academic research into those areas can contribute effectively to the understanding of language use and inter/cross-cultural differences in mediation and conflict management and their representation in translation/interpreting.

For the full list of speakers, please follow the link:

To know more about the event and its background, please visit

I would like to invite you to attend this event. Registration is free but essential. Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge. If you'd like to have lunch with the speakers, a charge of £8 for each lunch will incur to cover the cost.

The registration deadline is 15th July and it is on first come first served basis.

If you experience any difficulties with the booking, please feel free to contact me xiaohui.yuan at

I very much look forward to seeing you in August.

Best wishes
Dr. Xiaohui Yuan
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Nottingham

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