INTERPRETING IN EMERGENCIES: Implications for Crisis Response in a Globalized World

Activity: Conference/talk/lecture/symposium/speech/workshop, etcEvent organized by non-HKBU units


As disasters, public health crises, conflicts and climate change become increasingly prevalent worldwide, the importance of effective communication during emergencies has come to the fore. This growing area of research points to the increasingly crucial and complex role of interpreting in a globalized world where crises unfold across borders and language barriers. In this presentation, Marija Todorova will review key findings and advances in interpreting for emergency management and relief efforts. Through a case study of Hong Kong's disaster response, she will examine difficulties in utilizing interpreting to promote inclusion of affected populations across all phases of crisis mitigation.

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Period30 Nov 2023
Held atUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational