Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Towards 2020

When:
May 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
2017-05-15T17:30:00+01:00
2017-05-15T18:00:00+01:00
Where:
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh St
Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Japan Foundation London, Japan Sport Council London and SOAS Japan Research Centre
+44 (0)20 2898 4893
Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Towards 2020 @ Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London | England | United Kingdom

Japan is due to host two sporting ‘mega-events’ in the next few years: The Rugby World Cup 2019 and The Summer Olympics, Tokyo 2020.

The build up to these events provides an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future role of sport as an opportunity for diplomacy. This symposium, organised by the Japan Foundation London, the Japan Sport Council London and SOAS Japan Research Centre, focuses on mega-sporting events as a public diplomatic platform, and how they create legacies for the global community.

Keynote Speakers
Tetsuya Kimura ( Director-General, Japan Sports Agency)
Richard Caborn (former Minister of Sport 2001-7)
Dr Helen Macnaughtan (Chair, SOAS Japan Research Centre)
Dr J Simon Rofe (SOAS University of London)

Organisers: Japan Foundation London, Japan Sport Council London and SOAS Japan Research Centre

The event is also supported by JSPS London and is followed by a reception sponsored by Sake Samurai.

Booking:

The event is free and open to the public but registration is essential to guarantee a place.

For further details and to view the event programme please visit the SOAS website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/jrc/events/15may2017-sport-and-diplomacy-past-reflections-and-looking-toward-2020.html

Image: Courtesy of the Japan Sport Council