April 20, 2021 – Young Professionals Series | Kerry McCoy, two-time US Olympian, 2008 Olympic Coach and current Executive Director at the California Regional Training Center, and Dr. Ashleigh Huffman, Program Specialist in the Sports Diplomacy Division at the U.S. Department of State, join Council Virtual Communications Specialist, Caroline Schaefer to unpack the power of sports diplomacy.
Sports and politics are two of the most polarizing topics in the world. Then again, they both have an undeniable ability to bring people together regardless of country, background and beliefs. From the Olympics to the United Nations, how does sports diplomacy work to create a safer and more stable world? What skills can we adapt from athletics to build stronger communities, both at home and abroad?