Sports and politics are arguably the two most polarizing topics in the world (See? Already arguing). Alternatively, they have an undeniable ability to bring people together regardless of country, background and beliefs. From Serena Williams to Antony Blinken and from the Olympics to the United Nations, how does sports diplomacy work to create a safer and more stable world? Are sports or athletic icons able to leverage ‘soft power’ tools to impact policy? What skills can we adapt from athletics to build stronger communities, both at home and abroad?
Join us as we speak to Dr. Ashleigh Huffman, Program Specialist in the Sports Diplomacy Division at the U.S. Department of State, and Kerry McCoy, two-time U.S. Olympian, Olympic Coach and current Executive Director & Head Coach at the California Regional Training Center, in the second installment of our Young Professionals series.
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Young Professionals Series | Beginning with an exciting interview with an expert guest or panel, these programs end with exclusive opportunity for young professionals to turn on your cameras and speak to our featured guest ‘face-to-face’ (on Zoom, of course) to ask your most pressing questions directly, discuss career paths and more.