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August 29, 2019
Tempe campus

Sport and the Body

Wondering how your work ties into sport? Join us at this event to find out how. The Global Sport Institute is launching our 2019-2020 theme, Sport and The Body, to ASU faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in sport. We will provide a catered lunch will begin with a brief introduction of the Institute.

We'll present details of the new theme and corresponding research grants available for the 2019-2020 academic year including topics, policies, and deadlines, as well as research grants unrelated to the theme.

Then we'll host conversations between a multidisciplinary group of speakers, including Dr. Deborah Helitzer (Dean of ASU College of Health Solutions), Dr. Teri Pipe ASU Chief Well-Being Officer and former Dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Dr. Robert Turner (Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science), Dr. Siddhartha Angadi (ASU College of Health Solutions), Dr. Charles H. Adler (Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic), and others. Speakers will discuss the breadth of topics we can explore within Sport and the Body, including social sciences, hard sciences, and humanities.

This event is free but expected to reach capacity. Reserve your spot soon! Can't attend in-person? Go to https://www.ustream.tv/asutv at the start of the event and/or register for a "live stream" ticket to receive e-mail reminders on when to tune in!
August 7, 2019

The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Walking on Water Directed by Rhasaan Nichols

The Global Sport Institute will host screenings at the summer's finest film festival!

The Global Sport Institute at ASU has partnered with the 17th Annual RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival presented by Run & Shoot Filmworks for the inaugural competition in celebration of the annual theme, Race and Sport Around the Globe. Together, we invited filmmakers to share their vision of how the power of sport can be translated through the lens of film in a short documentary format. Read more about the event and our film competition here.

At the festival we will debut the winning short documentary from the competition, as well as a premiere screening of Brian Banksstarring Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, and Morgan Freeman.

The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. 

March 28, 2019 to March 29, 2019

Hotel Palomar
2 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

The second annual summit returned to the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The event explored cutting-edge research and brought together expertise across a diverse set of disciplines to thoughtfully examine timely topics impacting the world of sports.

Interested in attending our annual Global Sport Summit next year, but wondering if you qualify to attend? 

We welcome any individual or organization with an interest and/or involvement in the broad world of sport. Including but not limited to:

  • Sport-related CEOs and leadership teams
  • Researchers, scholars, and academics
  • Sport entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors
  • Sports journalists and/or media professionals 
  • Sports historians, documentarians, or those working in humanities
  • Sports-related public relations and marketing professionals
  • Non-profit and community leaders
  • Students

The annual events are presented by the Global Sport Institute in partnership with the following ASU programs: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Sports Law and Business; W. P. Carey School of Business, Sports Business; School of Community Resources and Development, Community Sport Management; and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sports Journalism. 

For more on our 2019 Global Sport Summit check out our recap blog post here: 



Check out what was on the agenda from Global Sport Summit 2019 here.

Can Sport Save Globalization?
February 21, 2019

Rot'n Grapes - RoRo
1001 N 3rd Ave., Ste. 1
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Almost everywhere you look, globalization appears to be in full retreat, derailed by tribalism, protectionism, nationalism, the reassertion of boundaries, and even an elitist progressive craving for all things locally-sourced.

Almost everywhere. Sport, of all things, is an important exception, the globalist’s improbable final beachhead. It’s important ground to hold. Sports are a form of global popular culture that influence how millions of people around the world connect to each other, situate themselves in the world, and self-identify.

Take soccer, which has made tremendous inroads in the USA. Can globalists here take solace in the fact that today’s kids represent the first generation whose worldview as sports fans extends beyond our shores? Similarly, in a Brexit-rattled Britain, does the stunning globalization of the English Premier League point the way to an alternative future? Stepping away from soccer, might the engagement of the NFL with Mexico and the NBA with China prove a powerful countervailing form of public diplomacy, independent of our government?

Andres Martinez Bio:

Andrés Martinez is a special advisor to ASU President Michael Crow, a professor of practice in the Cronkite School and the editorial director of Future Tense, a Washington, D.C.-based ideas journalism partnership between ASU, Slate magazine, and New America.

Martinez is focused on building media and research partnerships for ASU in both Mexico and Washington. He writes and speaks often on international economic issues and sports, and the link between both topics. He is currently working on a book project focused on the globalization of the English Premier League, and other sports leagues. Martinez is a director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and has also been the editorial director and executive editor of ASU-affiliated Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles.

A native of Mexico, Martinez earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Yale, a Master of Arts degree in Russian history at Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor degree at Columbia University Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.  

Mr. Martinez is a frequent contributor to Global Sport Matters and was a Global Sport Institute 2017-18 Seed Grant recepient. He was awarded for his work in writing a book on the Globalization of the English Premier League. https://globalsport.asu.edu/grant-recipient/andres-martinez-premier-league-and-globalizations-contradictions

Global Sport Matters articles by Andrés Martinez: 

For more : https://cronkite.asu.edu/about/faculty-and-leadership/faculty/andres-martinez-bio 

The Renaissance of the African American Athlete
February 11, 2019
Downtown Phoenix campus

In honor of Black History Month, the Global Sport Institute presented a special documentary screening and discussion of The Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports, a film that highlights the achievements of nine African-American athletes during and after the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

Distinguished panelists included co-producer Herbert Douglas, the oldest living African-American Olympic medalist (London 1948), Harrison Dillard, the oldest living American gold medalist (London 1948), and film producer Bob Lot. Discussion to be moderated by Dr. Victoria Jackson, Sports Historian and Lecturer of History at Arizona State University. 

Check out a recap of the event from our blog: https://medium.com/global-sport-institute/renaissance-of-the-african-american-athlete-991572542b2e