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SWAC: Conversations with a Conscience- World Languages and Culture

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Date:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Online Program
TX United States

Organizer

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
Phone:
713-522-7811
Email:
info@wachouston.org
Website:
www.wachouston.org

About The Event

Join the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston for a social evening focused on World languages and culture.

What is a world language? A world language is one that is spoken internationally and learned and spoken by numerous people. A world language is characterized not only by the total number of speakers (native and second language speakers) but also by geographical distribution and its use in international organizations and diplomatic relations.

The event will host a guest expert who will be facilitating a discussion around world languages and the intersectionality of language and culture. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn about ways to get involved in their own community as leaders.

Please email our Education Department (edu@wachouston.org) for any questions about our education programs.

About The Speaker

Flor Dimassi is CEO of GlobalSpeak Translations. Her experience as an international language leader is founded in an extensive background spanning communications, conference presentations, translation and interpretation team collaboration. GlobalSpeak’s client base spans various markets and industries from Energy to Legal, facilitating conferences, market research, safety, community outreach, and a wider variety of language intensive operations. Ms. Dimassi started her first entrepreneurial venture in 1992 as one of the original founders of the Dimassi Mediterranean Restaurants. Originally from Torreon, Mexico, she is fluent in Spanish, French, and English and studied at the University of St. Thomas before earning her degree in International Studies. She also holds a degree in French Literature from L’Alliance Francaise in Paris, France.

Under Flor’s leadership, GlobalSpeak has invested deeply in Mexico’s historic energy reform initiatives, providing the company with expert level knowledge on the language challenges facing Global companies looking to do business in Mexico. In addition to her global business ventures and developing opportunities in the energy sector, Flor believes in giving back to the community by partnering with projects and organizations that support the city she has come to love. Working with community-oriented organizations such as LifeGift, the Boy Scouts of America and the Houston Food Bank, Flor is both an advocate and spokesperson for the continuing betterment of local communities. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and as an advisory board member for the International Society for Mexico Energy (ISME).