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J Simon Rofe

Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS University of London
United Kingdom

Dr J. Simon Rofe is Reader in Diplomatic and International Studies in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, at SOAS University of London. Simon has an international research profile addressing sports diplomacy, with a particular focus upon sports relationship with diplomatic practice and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)

Simon has developed the first MA module globally to address ‘Sport and Diplomacy: More than a Game’, following a role in the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) in 2012. Simon founded the Sport, Diplomacy, and Governance Hub, which provides for multi-directional knowledge exchange, and has established a strong multinational network of relevant contacts in the realms of Sport and Diplomacy. He co-directed the Basketball Diplomacy in Africa Oral History Project.

He is the author and editor of a numerous books and articles including: Sport Diplomacy and Sport for Development SfD: A Discourse of Challenges and Opportunity, Journal of Global Sport Management. 2021; 'The Untold Story of FIFA’s Diplomacy and the 1966 World Cup: North Korea, Africa and Sir Stanley Rous'. w/ Professor Alan Tomlinson, The International History Review, 2019 DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2019.1593218; Sport and Diplomacy: Games within Games (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018): 'Sport and Diplomacy: A Global Diplomacy Framework.' Diplomacy and Statecraft, 27 (2).

J Simon Rofe's

Sessions

  • Visibility and Voice
    Visibility and Voice
    Sports Diplomacy and Women's Empowerment
    Explore how sports diplomacy can increase the visibility and voices of women in sport and more.

    This session offers a series of interactive learning activities and discussions based on the Empowering Women Through Sports Diplomacy Toolkit. Boost women’s leadership in sport organisations, and work towards greater gender equality.

    Session Title: Sports Diplomacy: Strategies to leverage the power of women, educate, and innovate

    Hybrid session
    9:00am - 9:45am
    Visibility and Voice

    This session offers a series of interactive learning activities and discussions based on the Empowering Women Through Sports Diplomacy Toolkit. Boost women’s leadership in sport organisations, and work towards greater gender equality.

    Session Title: Sports Diplomacy: Strategies to leverage the power of women, educate, and innovate

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
    visibility & voice

    This session offers a series of interactive learning activities and discussions based on the Empowering Women Through Sports Diplomacy Toolkit. Boost women’s leadership in sport organisations, and work towards greater gender equality.

    Session Title: Sports Diplomacy: Strategies to leverage the power of women, educate, and innovate

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment

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