Maureen Sweeney MPA ’94, deputy chief of the interpreting staff for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, developed a remote interpreting program to expand language services at the Games while giving MIIS students and recent graduates a chance to test their skills in a high-profile, real-world setting.
Professor Moyara Ruehsen, head of the Institute’s Financial Crime Management program, shares how she became an expert on money laundering, how it’s evolving, and how careers in money laundering investigation are fighting it.
Institute Professor Mahabat Baimyrzaeva encourages her students to uncover their deeply seated ideas and assumptions, subject them to critical review, and, when necessary and possible, replace them with a more accurate view of reality.
The increased use of remote communications has made it easier for alumni from around the world to share their expertise with current students. As an example, two alumni who work as staff interpreters for the United Nations recently conducted free subject-matter workshops (via Zoom) for interpretation students interested in learning more about careers at the UN.
Whether freelancing as conference or medical interpreters or working in-house—for multinational corporations or government agencies, for example—today’s interpreters are rising to the challenges of the pandemic and continuing to advance their careers.