The Power of Sport and Diplomacy — February 5th at New York University

  • 23rd January 2019
The Power of Sport and Diplomacy — February 5th at New York University
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Dear Colleagues,Please join us for our upcoming February 5th event, "The Power of Sport and Diplomacy" at New York University. Online program and registration are here.We've also added to Roundtable 1 "The Power of Communications in Global Sport" Chris Dial, President of The Basketball Embassy, and Allen Hershkowitz, Founding President of Sport & Sustainability International, who will provide the keynote on "Sport in the Service of Humanity: Do More."NYU is honoring alumni and student rates for any university alumni or students via codes NYUPOSDALUMNI and NYUPOSDSTUDENT.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
8:30 a.m. – Noon
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life,
60 Washington Square South • Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
New York, NY
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General Admission: $149 • NYU Alumni: $75 • Students: $25

In today's global sports world, the intersection of sport and diplomacy has become an everyday phenomenon. Sport has immense power, but it serves the greatest purpose when it is used to unify peoples across cultures and communities in order to better understand each other–an outcome that diplomacy also seeks to achieve.
Join us for a morning of deep discussion regarding the different approaches to global sport leadership and the use of sport as a key element of soft power/public diplomacy.[JB emphasis]. Two informative roundtables will be anchored by an enlightening keynote address.

Vince Gennaro, Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor
NYUSPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Sylvère-Henry Cissé, Chairman, Sport & Démocratie
As the world of sports continues to globalize, the role of communications, including Internet and social media, has become ever-more important and powerful in helping to bridge cultural divides. It has served to unify fans, players, and/or officials in new ways across geographic boundaries. The fight for more equitable—if not equal—pay in womens' sports, and advocating for greater social justice, are just two examples of the ways in which global communications are transforming our sports realities, as are the people-to-people cultural exchanges that occur daily as athletes, staff, and fans interact with each other. They illustrate how events and actions in one country, influence discourse and actions in others through global sport.

Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff, Author, The Making of Les Bleus, and Consultant, Sport & Démocratie; Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS

Sam Marchiano, Award-winning Sports Journalist; Adjunct Instructor,
NYUSPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Grant Wahl, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated; Host, Planet Fútbol Podcast, Planet Fútbol TV Show on SI TV; Fox Sports TV Contributor
Mega events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup present unique opportunities for sports diplomacy on a global stage. This roundtable will explore how sport, high-profile athletes, and institutions function as non-state actors in diplomacy. It also will explore how sport plays a major role in attracting visitors, showcasing the country’s international outreach, and achieving what diplomacy has not.

Dr. Hakim Zermouni, Author, Smart Power in Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy, Sport & Démocratie
Youcef Ouldyassia, Founder and CEO of YOUNOMA Prod; Former Professional Basketball Player; Producer-Director; TV Journalist/Consultant on an NBA Show, Sport & Démocratie

Jérémie Bréchet, Former French International Football Player
Sport & Démocratie
Amadou Gallo Fall, Vice President and Managing Director, Africa,
National Basketball Association
Cameron Myler, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYUSPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, Arbitrator; Lawyer and Four-Time Olympian
Dr. J. Simon Rofe, Global Diplomacy Programme Director and Reader in Diplomatic and International Studies; Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London

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