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The Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security


June 14, 2017

Panelists will discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national security.

Speakers:

Martha “Marty” Abbott, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL); Executive Director, Lead with Languages

Esther Brimmer, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators; Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Nugent, Director, Defense Language and National Security Education Office, U.S. Department of Defense

Additional Resources:

 For further reading, please see the CFR Independent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security report summary, CFR’s Model Diplomacy page, and ACTFL’s Lead with Languages campaign.

Please note that CFR will also livestream this meeting; you may view the discussion online at https://www.cfr.org/events.  Audio and video will be posted on the CFR website.

By invitation only.

The Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security