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Faculty of Sciences and Humanities

FSH Seminar Series

2021 FSH Spring Seminar: Sports as a Diplomatic Tool: State of the Art

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2021 FSH Spring Seminar:

Sports as a Diplomatic Tool: State of the Art

  • Date: Friday, May 28, 2021

  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Giwoong Jung

Dr. Giwoong Jung is currently the vice-head at HK+ National Strategies Research Project Agency, and the president of Minerva Political Sciences Association. He earned his Ph.D in Political Science at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Abstract

Sport as a (potential) political issue – Sport has ideological potentiality.Embedded cultural subjects in sport can be converted into political ones atany time. Sport is also a good device for promoting social cohesion, makingnational identity, improving the national image abroad. Modern Sport hasbeen constructed by the demands of the state and capital. Domestically, it is adevice for political image manipulation, and externally it can be used as adevice for diplomatic purposes. Especially, sport can be used as a tool fordialogues or improving the relationship between hostile countries. It has lessburden when compared with political, economic and military agenda. Itdoesn’t have pending issues which must be solved. Sport has the effect ofhaving feelings of unification. Sport can have a great ripple effect withrelatively little cost. Against this backdrop, the lecture will deal with thevarious aspects of sport diplomacy.