Does Sport Matter to Diplomacy?
Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Simon Anholt, Independent Policy Advisor
John Steele, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Sport Trust
Chair: Mihir Bose, Writer and Broadcaster
With the upcoming London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the speakers will consider:
- Can hosting the Olympics help the host engage new and emerging powers?
- How is a country’s image and 'brand' affected by hosting international sporting events or by the success or failure of its sports team?
- Can or should international sport be used to support political change?