WHAT SPORT MEANS TO ME!
I had the most remarkable encounter last week at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Their Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sport Science and Development (a mouthful, but worth every syllable!) was…Continue
One of the questions that appears in our weekly reports is, “How is your definition of peacebuilding changing?” It's hard to answer, because I didn't have a definition of peacebuilding to start -- how would I know if it was changing or not? I began asking people during the course of my research in South Africa and have…Continue
There is a significant gap between youth-centered programming in sport for development and sport development in South Africa. This gap can be seen in various sectors – in the corporate…Continue
Many thanks to those of you who have read and commented on my post on sport and peacebuilding in South Africa. There has been a lively discussion about the merits of such work and the importance of local ownership.
If you are interested in what our Georgetown Generations for Peace summer fellows are doing, please tune in to the Doug Noll show tomorrow (Thursday, June 9th) at 7pm Pacific time. Our research team will be fielding questions about our work in Northern Ireland,…Continue
Poverty....disease... gender inequity.. illiteracy... drug and alcohol abuse... unemployment... resource differentials...race conflict... religion... historical inequalities and legacies of oppression. When one thinks about the potential drivers of conflict in a country like South Africa, these are often the first issues that come to mind. But when I asked Dr. Marion Keim in a recent interview what she would say were…Continue