SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

SME in East Asia and in the UK 2018-2022

Dr. J Simon Rofe (SOAS), Dr. Jaeho Kang (SOAS), Dr. Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS)

Date: 18 April 2018Time: 12:00 AM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: TBC

Type of Event: Round Table

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Opportunities for Interdisciplinary interpretations of Sport Diplomacy and Governance in Sporting Mega Events (SME) in East Asia and in the UK (2018-2022).

Along with Dr. J Simon Rofe, Dr. Jaeho Kang, Senior Lecturer in Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts and Dr. Helen Macnaughtan, Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management, School of Finance and Management; Chair, Japan Research Centre – were awarded £10,000 from the Research and Enterprise Seedcorn Funding Initiative in 2018.

This foundational research project provides a timely opportunity for SOAS to capitalise on its regional expertise, then sport diplomacy and governance expertise; to interpret diplomacy and governance during the era of Brexit and East Asian Sports Mega Events 2018-22. This project will coordinate internal and external partners to develop sustainable outputs.

The project has delivered a multi-partner roundtable and public event:
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