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Thursday, June 15 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Waging War in the Language of Peace: The Use of Esperanto as the 'Aggressor Language' by the U.S. Army

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Esperanto, created in the late 19th century by Ludwig Zamenhof, was intended to foster international harmony and brotherhood -- and yet, one of its more interesting applications was its use in the 1950s-1960s by the U.S. Army in training exercises, in which it functioned as the 'aggressor language'.


Timothy Reagan

University of Maine, Orono

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
Asia Room