First Idea to Focus on Project Management and Collaborations for academic and cultural organizations, NGOs, and public/private partnerships. For over fifteen years, I have directed big, ambitious, national projects and policy studies. The future of the humanities. The future of democracy. The future of higher education. The future of language education. The future of civil … Continue reading A Shift in Emphasis for First Idea
Unprecedented Collaboration to Document Language Access During the past two years, as the nation has faced both a global pandemic and an increase in domestic unrest, the need to communicate in all of America’s languages—all the languages spoken across the country—has become even more apparent. Language access has become a central challenge to the equitable … Continue reading America’s Languages Working Group Launches New Online Resource
Important piece in Ed Tech on the future of higher ed in the wake of the pandemic. Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, President of Unity College, explains why Unity thrives at a time when so many small colleges are closing or merging.
John Tessitore was honored to sit down with linguist Emily Rae Sabo and her team to discuss the relationship between language access and civil justice. It can be very difficult for English-speakers to navigate legal matters related to family, housing, health care, veterans affairs, debt, employment... It's nearly impossible for people who do not speak … Continue reading Coming soon: We Are What We Speak
Language Learning and National Security An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed by Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, drafted as part of the campaign to support America's Languages, the report of the American Academy's Commission on Language Learning.
The best communicators aim for what Wallace Stevens once called “the first idea”—the original truth behind their words.