Speaker Series

2017 Speaker Events

Language in US National Interests – Past, Present and Future

Glenn H. Nordin, Language and Area Learning Advocate, Retired civil servant and military officer

Join us on Saturday December 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the
College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740  Click here for directions.

Glenn Nordin will share his observations of the nation’s world language programs and capabilities during the period 1950 to 2015 and will offer his thoughts on the future education of, training of and employment of human language specialists – translators, interpreters, language analysts and their managers serving the nation.

Glenn Nordin has had a long and distinguished career as a language specialist. He has applied his knowledge of Russian, German, and Vietnamese to serve the language needs of the United States through several decades. Major Nordin was one of the first translators assigned to the Washington – Moscow Hot Line. After a tour in Viet Nam, he served as Commandant of the Army Electronic Warfare School.

In a civil service career, Mr. Nordin served as a Principal Communications Analyst, account manager for the National Cryptologic Representative at Defense, Executive Secretary to the DCI Foreign Language Committee, Coordinator of the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) and co-founder of the ILR Translation and Interpretation Committee.

On 9-11-2001 he was an Assistant Director for Intelligence in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he held oversight of the Defense Foreign Language Program and later in 2003 served as a member of the Defense Language Transformation Team. His last government position was Principal Language and Area Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

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