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The director of the UNESCO Chair in Languages and Cultural Diversity currently sits on the International Advisory Board of the Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies, Columbia University, New York, USA, and provides advice to the Kanak Languages Academy (Acadèmie des Langues Kanak), Noumea, New Caledonia.
He has also acted as advisor for the following institutions and projects:
— Advisor to the Spanish Ministry of Culture in relation to the project to create an ‘International Center for Culture and American Indigenous Languages’.
— The UNESCO Chair has worked as an external consultant for the different versions of the Republic of Paraguay Languages Bill project.
— The director of the Chair has taken part in the International Committee for the assessment of the PhD programme project on Amerindian Linguistics (January 29-30, 2004).
Advisory report; recommendations on funding and academic aspects; consideration of a possible inter-institutional cooperation.
Resources: CIESAS- D.F. (CONACYT), Mexico
— Assessment of Carol Myers Scotton, Multiple Voices, Oxford. Blackwell, 2005.
The director of the Chair has also been involved with the following bodies:
— Scientific Committee of the Colloque International Langues en danger de Méditerranée Orientale: défis actuals, organised by the University of Cyprus (Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek studies) and the UMR SeDyL Structure et Dynamique des Langues (Paris – Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, CNRS, IRD). Nicosia, Cyprus, May 21-24, 2012.
— Coordination committee of the Catalan UNESCO Chairs.
— Representation of the UNESCO Civil Society Network in Catalonia.
The director of the Chair has also worked as consultant and editor of a preliminary version of the publication Documenting Endangered Languages and Maintaining Language Diversity, by Tjeerd de Graaf and Mathias Brezinger, in UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS): http://www.eolss.net/.