Senior Diplomatic Interpreter and Branch Chief Michael Yan (second from left) interprets for President Donald J. Trump and his team in the Oval Office as he meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He following continued U.S.-China trade talks, April 4. Photo by Shealah Craighead

Interpreting for America’s leaders

By Lefteris Kafatos Preparations for international summits include collaboration and coordination between many offices within the Department of State, which includes securing foreign language interpreters. Interpreters do much more than just show up and relay...

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