26 Apr 2023, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Multipurpose Rooms, Level 2, Au Shue Hung Memorial Library and Online via Zoom
[CCL] BCC 52nd event – Book Launch: Interpreter Training in Conflict and Post-conflict Scenarios
The role of interpreters in conflict situations is of increasing importance in the world today. There are ethical, cultural, and professional issues that have yet to be explored, and there is a need for specialised training that addresses the specific contexts in which interpreters perform their duties, considering the situated nature of interpreting in these contexts.
This talk will present interpreter training needs and provisions in different contexts of conflict and post-conflict settings, from military operations and international tribunals to asylum-seeking and refugee, humanitarian, and human rights missions. Speakers will touch upon important themes for interpreters in conflict and post-conflict situations, including risk management and communication, ethics and professional demeanour, language technology and its use, intercultural mediation, training in specific contexts, such as conflict resolution and negotiation, and working with trauma.
Date: 26th April 2023 (Wed)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Multipurpose Rooms, Level 2, Au Shue Hung Memorial Library, and Online via Zoom
- Dr. Lucia Ruiz Rosendo (Associate Professor, Head of Interpreting Department, University of Geneva)
- Dr. Marija Todorova (Research Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, Hong Kong Baptist
- Prof. Jesús Baigorri-Jalón, Alfaqueque Research Group, University of Salamanca
- Dr. Janice Pan (Associate Dean of Research, Office of the Dean of Arts and Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural
Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University)