Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Translation for Intergovernmental Organizations
The course will provide an overview of translation and interpreting at intergovernmental organizations including the United Nations, international financial institutions, and regional trade organizations. Topics will include introductions to the various departments and services throughout the UN and other intergovernmental organizations, the particular roles of translators, interpreters, precis-writers, verbatim reporters, and project editors, and the editorial standards and translation technologies specific to this sector. Students will work individually and in teams using real-world documents. The course will also introduce translation and interpreting for nongovernmental organizations.