The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics sponsor a variety of events each academic year. Recent events have included a symposium on “Post-Truth” with Prof. Laura Benedetti (Italian), Prof. Jonathan Brown (Arabic/SFS), Susanna Lee (French and Comp Lit), and Deborah Tannen (Linguistics) and a lunch-time colloquium with Prof. Ruth Kramer (Linguistics) on “Researching and Teaching Ancient Egyptian.”
On Friday October 13, 2017, FLL first-year students were invited to attend a roundtable discussion on the professional trajectories of FLL graduates. Four local alumni returned to Georgetown to share their post-graduation experiences: Anna Drabek (BA 2013, French, Linguistics; M.S.Ed. Candidate in International Education Development, University of Pennsylvania), Maggie Larkin (BA 2013, Classics, English, Director of Product, Engage), Hugh McElroy (BA 2000, Classics, Theology minor; Latin Teacher at The Field School) and Gabriela Rubin (BA 2015, Linguistics, Theology minor, MS 2016; Associate, Command Group).
On Wednesday February 7, 2018, Alice Kaplan, John M. Musser Professor French at Yale, gave a lecture on “How L’Etranger became The Stranger: the long life of a literary classic.”