WHO: George Mason University’s Academy of International Sport
WHERE: George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
WHAT: Welcoming researchers and practitioners from around the world, George Mason University’s Academy of International Sport will host the conference, “Sport and the Global South: Linking Theory and Practice.”
The conference opens on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. and continues through Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center on the university’s Fairfax Campus.
Although sport is played around the world, infrastructure and limited opportunities make it difficult for the development of sport programs to be established in the nations of the Global South. The conference will address major issues facing sport in the Global South and the prospects for sport in the Global South during the 21st century.
The conference includes a series of roundtable discussions on topics such as historical perspectives on sport and the Global South and women and sport in the Global South. In addition, several paper sessions will be held throughout the conference and will focus on varying subjects including politics, policy and interventions of sport in the Global South and discourses of race and gender in South Africa.
Delegates from countries such as Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, South Africa, Switzerland and Trinidad and Tobago will be in attendance, as well as representatives from several universities in the United States and from the U.S. Department of State.
The Academy of International Sport is housed in the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism in Mason’s College of Education and Human Development. The Academy promotes international dialogue and understanding through sport to advance social justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity through the vehicle of sport. In addition, the Academy works to raise funds and awareness of youth sport programs around the world in developing countries.
For more information about the conference and a full schedule of events, visit the website.