Salomone Speaks, Comments, Is Quoted, and Is Reviewed in Kirkus

Professor Rosemary Salomone was a guest speaker at the annual meeting of the National Council of State Education Attorneys in early October. Her talk, “Educating English Learners for the Global Economy: Policy, Politics, and the Law,” examined the limitations in federal law and the politics of top-down and bottom-up change at the state and local levels, focusing on California, Utah, and New York City.

Her commentary, “Constitutional Court Resets the Narrative on Afrikaans,” appeared in the October 14th edition of University World News. The commentary discusses the last in a trilogy of higher education decisions by South Africa’s Constitutional Court that counsels against reducing the Afrikaans language to a “simplistic narrative” of “hegemony and decline” while not erasing the memory of apartheid. 

Professor Salomone also was extensively quoted in an article in Fair Planet on the recent South African Constitutional Court decision.

In the October 12th edition of University World News, in “Vice-Chancellor Takes His Place in Cabinet ‘Full of Skills,’” Professor Salomone is quoted on the challenges facing Morocco’s new Minister for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, underscoring the need to resolve the tension between French and English instruction in strengthening the country’s position in Africa and in the world economy.

Finally, her forthcoming book, The Rise of English: Global Politics and the Power of Language (Oxford University Press, 2021), was reviewed very favorably in Kirkus Reviews.

Rosemary Salomone
Kenneth Wang Professor of Law

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