LINGOS is convened by a language researcher, an international relations specialist, and a professional interpreter:
Hilary Footitt (Reading University) has experience in researching the role of foreign languages in war, having just completed the AHRC sponsored project, Languages at War: policies and practices of language contacts in conflict. She has published widely on this, and is co-editor of the new Palgrave Macmillan book series, Languages at War.
Vanessa Pupavac (Nottingham University) has written extensively on human rights and humanitarian aid, including the international politics of language rights. She has direct experience of working with NGO and relief groups like the Disasters Emergency Committee (Kosovo), and the International Advisory Panel for Irish Aid.
Linda Fitchett ( International Association of Conference Interpreters: AIIC) brings to the network the experience of AIIC’s own project on Interpreters in conflict zones, a vast background in the field of linguistic mediation, and a worldwide network of relevant practitioners.