Campus Spotlight2021February 2021AmericasSchool of Diplomacy News

The Intersection of Language, Power, and Society: Dr. Amelia Tseng Talks About the Role of Language in International Relations

“Language is like water for fish or air for humans; we can’t live without it and it’s everywhere,” states Dr. Amelia Tseng, an award-winning linguist, professor of world languages and culture at American University, and researcher at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The World’s Largest Democracy in Peril: Changing Tides of Politics in India

India represents the world’s largest democracy, with an approximate population of 1.3 billion people residing in the country. Since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, came into power in 2014, there has been a fundamental reshaping of Indian politics with an increasing trend towards undemocratic governance.

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