“Linguistic Human Rights: Ireland, Israel, and the U.S.” Podcast

Lehman College Professor Thomas Ihde is Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies and Professor of Irish Language in the Department of Languages & Literature. Professor Ihde gave a talk on November 25, 2008, explaining how Ireland, America, and Israel have all developed policies regarding language in public education institutions in conjunction with their national immigration policies. He then described the 1992 Oslo Accords on the Linguistic Rights of National Minorities, how that set of documents influenced Ireland’s policies on language, and Ireland’s ongoing encouragement of linguistic diversity.

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