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Theory and Training in Translation: Do We Need It?

Many universities around the world compete in offering ambitious postgraduate translation studies programs, where aspiring and professional translators are promised a solid grounding in translation theory. But what is translation theory and what are its origins? This webinar will highlight the importance of theory and training in translation practices that will help translators in their day-to-day professional practices. Furthermore, a panel of experts will discuss whether translation internships, apprenticeships, or relevant experience could ever take the place of academic qualifications.

Moderators: Mr. Mohamed Saleh, Aljazeera TV Presenter Ms. Shaymaa Ziara, Creative Copywriter, Qatar Foundation Communications

Speakers: Dr. Ashraf Abdel Fattah, Assistant Professor in Translation Studies, CHSS, HBKU Dr. Ahmed Alaoui, Associate Professor in Translation Studies, CHSS, HBKU Dr. Rashid Yahiaoui, Assistant Professor in Audiovisual Translation, CHSS, HBKU Mr. Sofian Abdeldayem, Doctoral Researcher in Translation Studies, Heriot-Watt University, UK Ms. Malak Laroussi Latrous, Associate Consultant, Portland Communications Ms. Faten Ashour, Interpreter

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