International Sports Diplomacy and Leadership Conference

International Sports Diplomacy and Leadership Conference

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:00am to Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:00pm

What is Sports Diplomacy?

Sports diplomacy is a mechanism for building bridges and enhancing people-to-people relationships, as the universal passion for sports transcends sociocultural and linguistic barriers, and unites people. 

The University of Arizona Sports Diplomacy and Leadership Conference is a platform to showcase diverse and inclusive best practices, goals and opportunities using sports as a universal language for students (student-athletes and others), athletics departments, academic departments and international offices to collaborate in providing global leadership opportunities and skills to students, faculty and administrators across the globe. This conference intends to:

  • Highlight the unique capacities for university engagement in sports diplomacy;
  • Increase partnerships between collegiate athletic departments and international offices;
  • Increase cultural competency of students and faculty in sports marketing departments;
  • Increase number of student athletes engaging in global opportunities during collegiate experience;
  • Introduce students to global career opportunities; and
  • Promote the leadership of inter-collegiate athletics on the global stage.


Registration is now open! Register here.


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Frank Camp