Registration open for Air University’s 4th LREC Symposium, seeking presenters

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

The Air Force Culture and Language Center at Air University hosts this symposium each year providing a platform for academic exchange on topics specific to language, region and culture education in the military. The symposium is March 27-29 and the 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, AFCLC and symposium co-founder.

Scheduled speakers include Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Robert Sofge Jr., deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific; Matthew Bogdanos, assistant district attorney for New York County and chief of U.S. Antiquities Trafficking Unit; and Dr. Hayat Alvi, associate professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College. 

“The 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, AFCLC director of staff.

To register and for more symposium information, visit the AFCLC website at

Registration deadline for non-U.S. citizen attendees is Feb. 15, 2019. Registration deadline for attendees without a U.S. Department of Defense identification is March 1, 2019. Registration deadline for DoD-affiliated attendees is March 12, 2019.

AFCLC is also seeking presenters and proposals for this year. Deadline for proposal submission is Jan. 15, 2019.