The Power of Sport: Building and Empowering Communities


WHEN May 1, 2023
5:30-7 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Sports play a pivotal role in building healthier, stronger, and more empowered communities around the globe. The NBA’s mission is to connect and inspire people everywhere through the power of basketball. Through business and community partnerships, like the one launched last year with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi and NYU, the NBA engages with experts in fields including education, sustainability, youth development, and health and wellness to address challenges across society. This panel explores the ways in which sport and these partnerships can make a positive impact globally.

*Panel still in formation and subject to change

Panel Members
  • Lee Igel, Clinical Professor, Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, NYU School of Professional Studies
  • Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Former WNBA Player; Player Relations & Development Manager, Women's National Basketball Association
  • Joakim Noah, Former NBA Player and International Advocate, National Basketball Association
  • Todd Jacobson, Senior Vice President and Head of Social Responsibility, National Basketball Association
Moderated by
  • Pete Dicce, Athletic Director, Success Academy Charter Schools; Former Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Athletics, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

National Basketball Association
Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

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