Politics of Language and Language of Politics in the EU

Date: 7th Nov 2017

Time: 17:15-18:15

Organiser: Europa Institute

Location: David Hume Tower (Room LG.09)


The Edinburgh Europa Institute is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Speaking in Tongues
The Politics of Language and Language of Politics in the EU

Prof Nils Ringe
Professor of Political Science
Director, Center for European Studies
 The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday 7 November 2017
5.15pm to 6.15pm

David Hume Tower
Room LG.09

Register via Eventbrite: bit.ly/PolLangEU

Doors open from 5pm

In this lecture, Prof Nils Ringe will present insights from his ongoing research on multilingualism in European Union politics. Unlike previous work on the use of different languages and the reliance on translation and interpretation in the EU’s four main institutions (Council, Parliament, Commission, and Court of Justice), his work conceptualises multilingualism not as a problem to be alleviated or solved, but as a core feature of EU politics that as such warrants the attention of EU scholars from a variety of disciplines. The research draws on almost 100 in-depth interviews with EU policymakers, administrators, translators and interpreters, illustrating how, when, and why multilingualism affects political processes in the EU.

Dr Chad Damro | Chair
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Edinburgh Europa Institute Co-Director
 The University of Edinburgh

About the Speaker

Prof Nils Ringe is Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Center for European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests focus on European Union politics, legislatures, political parties, social networks and elections.

This event is free. Registration in advance required
All are welcome

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