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The Language Policy Research Network (LPREN) is an international organization of researchers, scholars, and stakeholders in the field of educational language policy. We host colloquia at conferences, invite publications related to the field, convene at events, and share resources, announcements, and other opportunities via the LPREN listserv. Learn more about the origins of LPREN.

New LPReN Brief

Conflict, Language Rights, and Education: Building Peace by Solving Language Problems in Southeast Asia
Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne
This brief report discusses peacebuilding in relation to language rights for ethnic and indigenous minority populations in Southeast Asia, and more broadly points to the possibility of an activist democratic language planning practice that aims to produce peace-promoting language policies in conflict-affected areas.

Visit the Resources section to read or download the brief.

Conference Spotlight

American Association of Applied Linguistics 2017
March 18–21, 2017 ♦ Portland, OR

Symposium on Language, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Vulnerable Populations
April 21 -22, 2017 ♦ New York, NY
For event registration visit the Language and the UN website.

American Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Meeting
April 27–May 1, 2017 ♦ San Antonio, TX

Visit the News and Events section to learn more.