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Register now for Air University’s 4th annual LREC Symposium!

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Registration is now open for Air University’s 4th annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (LREC) Symposium.

The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University hosts this dynamic symposium each year providing a platform for academic exchange on topics specific to language, region and culture education in the military. The symposium will be held March 27-29th at Maxwell Air Force Base and this year’s theme is “Inter{cultural}operability”.

“Military personnel regularly face hurdles of a cultural nature when coordinating efforts at tactical, operational and strategic levels. Therefore, this year’s AU LREC Symposium asks participants to focus on how culture, regional expertise, and language are at the heart of interoperability” said Dr. Patricia Fogarty, the symposium’s co-founder.

Currently, U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Robert Sofge; Matthew Bogdanos, Assistant District Attorney for New York County and Chief of the US Antiquities Trafficking Unit; and Dr. Hayat Alvi,  U.S. Naval War College Associate Professor Dr. Hayat Alvi are slated as featured speakers at the symposium in March. Last year, hundreds of members from LREC’s community of interest traveled to Maxwell from around the world to participate in the event.

“The AU LREC Symposium brings together scholars and practitioners from across the DoD and the LREC enterprise to explore issues and initiatives that are designed to equip and prepare our Airmen for success in diverse and uncertain situations,” said Gregory Day, the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Director of Staff.

To register for the symposium, visit the Center’s website at The registration deadline for non-U.S. citizen attendees is February 15th, the registration deadline for attendees without a U.S. Department of Defense ID who require base access is March 1st, and the deadline for DoD-Affiliated attendees is March 12th.

AFCLC is also seeking presenters and proposals for this year.


Right now you can download the call for proposals, the abstract template, and the optional symposium PowerPoint template at this link:


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