Renowned UN interpreter to talk at London Met

Dimitri Agratchev will deliver a public lecture on multilingualism in a post-Brexit world.

Date: 2 November 2016

Dimitri Agratchev, Chief English Interpreter at the United Nations Office in Vienna, will be delivering a public lecture at London Met about the prospect of multilingualism in a post-Brexit society.

Dimitri’s talk will cover his 14 years with the UN, the multicultural dynamics faced on a regular basis and the challenges encountered by aspiring language professionals.

Organised by Dr Alex Krouglov, Associate Professor in Interpreting and Translation at London Met, the talk is open to staff, students and members of the public.

Alex said: “London Metropolitan University signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations in 2013 and joined the network of 21 leading universities worldwide which allows us to share initiatives and innovations in the field of training of language professionals.

“UN colleagues regularly give master classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, remote coaching and training sessions for students. They also organise practical visits to the UN Headquarters in Geneva and Vienna as well as offer internships and placements to students and graduates.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our students to know more about the work of the United Nations in various parts of the world and enhance their professional skills for their future employment in various international organisations.”

The talk will be held on 29 November at the Moorgate campus at 5:30pm. Tickets are free but must be booked on the Eventbrite page.