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International Sports Diplomacy and Georgetown Basketball

Hosted by the Sports Industry Management Graduate Program

03 Oct 7pm-1am

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This panel will serve as a strategic analysis of how the physical altercation between the Georgetown University Men's Basketball team and the Chinese National Team could impact relationships and alliances for international sports. It will also explore the basic elements of an international sports management experience in an emerging economic superpower and will delve into the increased focus on using sports as a catalyst for social and economic connections. In August, Georgetown’s global presence was seemingly enhanced when the men’s basketball team took part in a 12-day trip in China and participated in a range of athletic, educational and cultural activities. During the trip, the Hoyas played a series of exhibition games in Beijing and Shanghai. In each city, the team and other Georgetown representatives met with Chinese officials and university alumni to participate in cultural and community service programs in addition to playing exhibition basketball games. Accompanying the group was a graduate class in the Sports Industry Management program with students from a cross section of masters programs in the School of Continuing Studies. The course focused on key areas in social responsibility, community, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Panelists include:
Victor Cha, Director, Asian Studies, GU Walsh School of Foreign Service and former Director, Asian Affairs, White House, National Security Council; Tom Hamm, U.S. Department of State, Public Diplomacy Coordinator, Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs; LaRon Profit, former NBA and China professional basketball player; Gene Wang, The Washington Post, Sports Writer; Mex Carey, Sports Information Director, GU Athletics. The panel will be moderated by Matt Winkler, Associate Dean, Sports Industry Management graduate program, Georgetown University.

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Add to Calendar 2011-10-03 19:00 2011-10-03 01:00 America/New_York International Sports Diplomacy and Georgetown Basketball This panel will serve as a strategic analysis of how the physical altercation between the Georgetown University Men's Basketball team and the Chinese National Team could impact relationships and alliances for international sports. It will also explore the basic elements of an international sports management experience in an emerging economic superpower and will delve into the increased focus on using sports as a catalyst for social and economic connections. In August, Georgetown’s global presence was seemingly enhanced when the men’s basketball team took part in a 12-day trip in China and participated in a range of athletic, educational and cultural activities. During the trip, the Hoyas played a series of exhibition games in Beijing and Shanghai. In each city, the team and other Georgetown representatives met with Chinese officials and university alumni to participate in cultural and community service programs in addition to playing exhibition basketball games. Accompanying the group was a graduate class in the Sports Industry Management program with students from a cross section of masters programs in the School of Continuing Studies. The course focused on key areas in social responsibility, community, entrepreneurship and economic development. Panelists include: Victor Cha, Director, Asian Studies, GU Walsh School of Foreign Service and former Director, Asian Affairs, White House, National Security Council; Tom Hamm, U.S. Department of State, Public Diplomacy Coordinator, Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs; LaRon Profit, former NBA and China professional basketball player; Gene Wang, The Washington Post, Sports Writer; Mex Carey, Sports Information Director, GU Athletics. The panel will be moderated by Matt Winkler, Associate Dean, Sports Industry Management graduate program, Georgetown University. Leavey Conference Center, Ballrooms D/E , Georgetown University MM/DD/YYYY