All Blog Posts Tagged 'Sport' (12)

Soccer and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

By James M. Dorsey

A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed Yassin and Ahmed El-Darawi, a former policeman and Islamist parliamentary candidate who arranged soccer sponsorships for the Egyptian affiliate of Dubai telecommunications company Etisalat. Mr. El-Darawi, a…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 20, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments

Adapted Sport Manual - Adapt Sport to the specific challenges at play.

Background:

For more than seven years, Peace and Sport has been working with various local actors who use sport as a tool for education and peace in a wide range of settings. This experience has shown us that many of them have difficulty implementing certain sports due to a…

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Added by Peace and Sport on September 29, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Generations for Peace - Certification & Ceremony in Ghana

While working with Right to Play (www.righttoplay.com) in Tamale I was able to observe one of their certifications for their coaches. During my interviews with staff before I came to Ghana and once in Accra, I had been told about their process of training coaches and certifying them. The coaches are trained in the Right to Play curriculum and after they have been successfully implementing it for a period of time they will get certified by Right to…

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Added by Patricia Hester on December 17, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Generations for Peace Research- Right to Play Tamale, Ghana

 would like to begin by apologizing for a lack of posts the past two weeks. I have been without internet for the majority of it and have found it hard to post a blog. A lot has happened with my research over the past 10 days and I am excited to share it. Again, I am doing research on behalf of Generations for Peace (www.generationsforpeace.org) and Georgetown University (www.georgetown.edu) to look at…

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Added by Patricia Hester on December 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Resource Guide on Sport and Development / Sport and Peace

Resource Guide on Sport and Development / Sport and Peace

This short guide will provide some recommendations for key resources in the sport and development and sport and peace fields. Special thanks to Meeghan Zahorsky, The H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Generations for Peace Graduate Scholar Recipient in the CR program at Georgetown University for her input on this guide. Check out her summer sport and peace…

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Added by Tierney Anderson on August 7, 2012 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

Dancing for Emotional and Behavioral Awareness: Moving Peace in Washington, DC!

 

[NOTE: Dance 4 Peace changed its name to Move This World in 2013.]

More on MTW today at movethisworld.org

This winter marks the end of my second term as a PeaceMover in Washington, DC. I love to watch as students reach their own “breakthrough moments” in Dance 4…

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Added by Amanda Munroe on January 16, 2012 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Israeli MP drafts legislation obliging players to recognize Israel as a Jewish state

Monday, November 7, 2011

Israeli MP drafts legislation obliging players to recognize Israel as a Jewish state

By James M. Dorsey

Proposed legislation by extreme nationalist Israeli parliamentarian Michael Ben-Ari that would require members of Israeli national sport teams to sing the national anthem and recognise Israel as a Jewish state threatens to weaken the country’s…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 7, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Palestine unveils sports plan in effort to further state- and nationhood

Palestine unveils sports plan in effort to further state- and nationhood



By James M. Dorsey



Palestine is scoring points on and off the soccer pitch as it seeks to employ sports to further its bid for statehood, ensure international support in its struggle against the debilitating effects of Israeli occupation and initiate a social revolution at home.



The Palestinian effort kicked into high gear this month with the unveiling of an ambitious ten-year plan backed… Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on October 29, 2011 at 3:29am — No Comments

Sport and Peacebuilding - Summer Summary

The Georgetown University and Generations For Peace Summer Research Fellows have all returned to DC after three months in the field. As we begin to digest our research and experiences, we wanted to share a piece of our journey with you.

What was the most surprising thing you found?

From Amanda Munroe: 

Connection! I was surprised (and encouraged!) to find out how well the organizations and the academics I was interviewing were…

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Added by Amanda Munroe on August 24, 2011 at 12:22am — No Comments

Integration vs. Assimilation: Does anyone have a great article or resource?

We are looking for a few "go-to"  articles or resources on the differences between integration and assimilation.

 

Context:  Through the use of sport, recreation and physical activity, we are working with a group of Iraqi refugees living in a small city in the southern part of the US.  Our research is focused on how sport, service-learning and university-community partnerships can promote social…

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Added by Sarah Hillyer on June 17, 2011 at 8:13am — 10 Comments

Multiculturalism in Europe - Integration through Sport

This week in Germany, I am visiting sites and interviewing practitioners with the Germany-wise program, “Integration through Sport” (in German, “Integration durch Sport”). IdS, which is financed by the German government, administered via the German Olympic committee and implemented locally through youth programs and sport clubs, is a wonderful example of the intersection between sport and conflict resolution.



Today I was privileged to visit the state headquarters of IdS in the German… Continue

Added by Amanda Munroe on June 1, 2011 at 6:53pm — 9 Comments

Prologue to Summer Research on Sport and Peacebuilding

Prologue to Research



As we all set out on our field research to diverse corners of the globe, I have been thinking about what aspects I am drawn to and what, on an individual level, I hope to observe over the course of my journey.



Two things have stood out to me in my preparations - partnerships and measurement. 



On partnerships, I owe this project and opportunity through Generations For Peace's partnership with Georgetown and their generosity. This type of… Continue

Added by Meeghan Zahorsky on May 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

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