Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Clifford Symposium Features “Innovative Collaboration” Between Middlebury & MIIS

Monterey Institute participants in Clifford Symposium

Monterey Institute Participants in Clifford Symposium

October 2, 2013

The Monterey Institute was well represented at the 2013 Clifford Symposium held at Middlebury College September 24-28. Eight faculty and alumni traveled to Vermont to participate in the event, which was dedicated to "Translation in a Global Community: Theory and Practice."

The 2013 Clifford Symposium brought together students, faculty, and staff of Middlebury and the Monterey Institute, as well as members of the community at large, to explore many forms of translation and to show how translation and translators contribute to a complex cultural environment.

The event was "the product of innovative collaboration between Middlebury and Monterey faculty, highlighting the distinctive strengths of academic programs on both campuses," remarked Tim Spears, vice president for academic affairs at Middlebury College. "From a Middlebury perspective, I particularly enjoyed seeing two Monterey graduates simultaneously interpreting the symposium's proceedings into Chinese."

"We were honored to be a part of this remarkable event with such a wide variety of speakers from all over," said assistant professor Max Troyer, who led the Monterey delegation, "I really felt like the Monterey Institute and Middlebury are one body, united in a common mission."

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