Sports and Diplomacy in the UAE


WHEN April 30, 2024
4:30-6 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Sport has the power to change lives by promoting values of health, education, and cooperation among people, neighborhoods, communities, cities, and nations. Programs like New York City FC's City In The Community and partnerships between the NBA, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, and NYU Abu Dhabi are forging these relationships and achieving transformational results locally and globally. The UAE has positioned itself as a global sports hub, fostering international relations and showcasing its commitment to global engagement. This panel explores the ways in which sport and these forms of diplomacy are making a positive impact across society.
Panel Members
  • Dana Al Marashi, Head of Cultural Diplomacy, UAE Embassy in the US, Individuals
  • Emeka Okafor, NBA Legend, Individuals
  • Jennifer O'Sullivan, COO and Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, New York City Football Club
  • Lee Igel, Clinical Professor, Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, NYU School of Professional Studies
  • Eric DiMiceli, Vice President, Social Responsibility, National Basketball Association
Moderated by
  • Chris Dawes, Associate Professor of Politics, NYU

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