It is for the second time that the Interpretation Forum Global Dialogue has taken place in Moscow. This year it was hosted by MGLU (Moscow State Linguistic University), with SCIT acting as a partner in shaping the event’s program. The forum opened with a series of events targeting the young audience – SCIT trainer Oxana Yakimenko gave a master-class in legal interpreting, director Irina Alexeeva – a master-class in speech making. The auditoriums were full of students and teachers. The main program featured a lot of important events, including the plenary talk on the future of the profession and the discussion of interpretation as a means of social inclusion. There was also a talk about the language of gestures, and an exchange of good practices where Angelique Antonova made a presentation about SCIT experience. Our graduates Grigory Khaustov, Sofia Chantseva, Elizaveta Myshenkova, Elena Zheltova and Anna Mikhailyuk shared their success stories in the plenary session. Irina Alexeeva presented the Portal of Educational Interpreting and Translation Resources in Russia, compiled by the research group from RAO (Russian Academy of Education) headed by herself. The Forum branched off with Eastern Dialogue, a new session devoted to Russia’s ethnic languages which drew special attention. It is hard to remember and mention all other events which took place in this excellent venue bringing together all those who are part of this profession!
Our sincere congratulations to the Forum organizers – Elena Stupnikova and her team.