The Future of Global Language and Translation in the 21st Century

Talks on the Future of Global Language and Translation

Guest speaker: Thorsten Pattberg (IAHS, Peking University)
Host: Center for International Scientific Studies & Collaboration (CISSC, Iran)

1. How Cultures should compete for their Terminologies

[Abstract] Capitalism teaches us that nations should compete for innovations, market shares, and natural and human resources. In this talk we will discuss the notion that nations should also compete for their terminologies.

Pattberg in Razi University of Kermanshah
A. A. Zinatizadah (Head of International Affairs), T. Pattberg (IAHS), M. M. Khodaei (President), S. A. Mirhosseini (CISSC)

Razi University, Kermanshah, Dec 03, 2012 (10-12 am)

2. Dialogue among Civilizations and how to Not make it a Western Monologue

[Abstract] From grassroots movements like the many East-West centers to big institutions like the United Nations, many people talk about the so-called “Dialogue among Civilizations”. Most of that dialogue is in English. What’s in there for the non-West?

Pattberg at The University of Sistan and Baluchestan
A. Doostdar (CISSC), A. Torkamanzehi (Vize-Chancellor), T. Pattberg (IAHS), A. Rezvani (Chancellor)

University of Sistan & Baluchestan, Zahedan, Dec 01, 2012 (14-16 pm)

3. The Intellectual Property Rights of Culture – Some Comments

[Abstract] Confucius once said: “If the names are not correct, speech is not in accordance with the truth of things.” In this talk we shall discuss translation studies in the 21st century and the future of global language.

Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom, the holy city and center for Shi’a scholarship in the world

University of Religions & Denominations, Qom, Dec 05, 2012 (10-12 am)

4. The End of Translation: How Translation distorts Cultural Reality

[Abstract] Honest and true dialogue among civilizations must also include Eastern terminologies. If one cannot adequately translate foreign key terminologies into English, one must adopt them.

T. Pattberg at the House of Imam Khomeini

Alzahra University, Tehran, Dec 02, 2012 (10-12 am)