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John Adam, Ethiopian Translator. Trustee United Nations International School Board, 1989-1993. Member Association for Promotion of Study of Modern Langs., International Association Conference Translators, Association Culturelle Francophone (deputy secretary general since 1986).

Background

Adam, John was born on March 6, 1942 in La Hulpe, Brabant, Belgium. Son of William and Elisabeth Anna (Aalders) Adam. came to the United States, 1971.

Education

University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1960-1962, Candidature. University of Vienna, 1961, Certificate Bachelor of Surgery. Institut Superieur de Traducteurs et InterprStes, Belgium, 1962-1966, Lie.

Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish, Dutch, German.

Career

Senior Reviser, French Translation Serv, Department of Conference Services, United Nations since 1985. Chief, Translation Services, Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia, 1980-1985. Chief, Translator Training Programme, Reviser, Translation Serv, Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia, 1977-1980.

Translator, French Translation Service, Department of Conference Services, New York, 1976-1977. Translator, Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia, 1975-1976. Translator, French Translation Service, Department of Conference Services, New York, 1971-1975.

Freelance Translator, Belgium, 1970-1971. Translator, President’s Office, Government of Guinea, 1969-1970. Translator, Ministry of National Education & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Guinea, 6670.

Language(s) Teacher, National Language(s) Institute, Guinea, 1966-1970.

Membership

Trustee United Nations International School Board, 1989-1993. Member Association for Promotion of Study of Modern Langs., International Association Conference Translators, Association Culturelle Francophone (deputy secretary general since 1986).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Translation of admin and budgetary questions, transnational corp, transport, mineral resources, economic integration of Africa and Latin America. Swimming, walking, the environment, classical and Afro-Cuban music.

Connections

Spouse Marie Mickie, National of Guinea.

father:
William Adam

mother:
Elisabeth Anna (Aalders) Adam