SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

The Power of Sport Act 2 Roundtable

Dr Simon Rofe (SOAS), Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff (SOAS), Amadou Gallo Fall (NBA) + more

Date: 22 January 2020Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 22 January 2020Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: 21 Place du Panthéon, Paris Room: Salle de réception de la Mairie du 5e

Type of Event: Workshop

Following up on last February’s roundtable on the power of sports diplomacy at New York University, the next edition of the Sport & Démocratie “The Power of Sport” roundtable will be held at the Mairie du 5ème in partnership with SOAS University of London and others. CISD Global Diplomacy Programme Director Dr J Simon Rofe will give a keynote on sports diplomacy while CISD Research Associate Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff will co-moderate a panel on global basketball alongside Canal + Afrique's Youcef Ouldyassia that features NBA Africa Vice President Amadou Gallo Fall, NBA Director of Operations Morgan Cato, and French Basketball Federation President Jean-Pierre Siutat.

“Basketball Diplomacy in Africa” is a continuation of the discussions begun last June at our London-based #HoopsDiplomacy Africa workshop, which you can review via the SOAS Blog as well as Lindsay’s round-up summary. You can also listen to participants: Chris Dial (The Basketball Embassy), Syra Sylla (Lady Hoops), and Pops Mensah-Bonsu (Capital City Go-Go) tease out how their experiences and engagement in different forms of basketball diplomacy via our Global Sports Conversations podcast series.

Programme information & registration is here.

Organiser: CISD, Le Club Sport & Démocratie

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