Gens. Alexander & Hayden Headline UMD Summit on Language Research

Gens. Alexander & Hayden Headline UMD Summit on Language Research

Gen. Keith Alexander and Gen. Michael Hayden will address language and national security at the first annual ENLIGHTEN event, hosted by the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) on May 17-18, 2012, in College Park, Md.

The Exchange on Language for Industry, Government, Training, and Education in the Interest of National Security (ENLIGHTEN) will bring leaders in industry and education together with those from the defense and intelligence communities. Together they will examine CASL's work and the possibilities for applying research on language across sectors to advance America's economic competitiveness and strengthen our national security posture and readiness. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Accelerating language learning through cognitive science and neuroscience
  • Mitigating the cyber threat with insights from behavioral and social sciences
  • Increasing the efficiency of language professionals with human language technologies
  • Meeting workforce requirements for highest level language, regional and cultural expertise

Wallace Loh, President of the University of Maryland, College Park, will open and close the public session, which is the second day of the two-day event.
ENLIGHTEN marks a prominent milestone for CASL, a Department of Defense university affiliated research center about to enter its tenth anniversary year.

For more information, visit: http://newsdesk.umd.edu/uniini/release.cfm?ArticleID=2661

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