Communication Matters: Commonwealth Games

12:00PM to 12:30PM July 29, 2014
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Centre for Dialogue, LIC
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Join us for the second panel in the Communication Matters series where faculty will discuss the impact and legacy of the Commonwealth Games. An international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations, this year's event is hosted in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 to Aug. 3.

Panelists

  • Jennifer Walinga, School of Communication and Culture director, member of Canada's Commonwealth, World and Olympic gold medalist rowing teams (1983-1992);
  • Michael Real, School of Communication and Culture professor and media and sports expert , who managed a project for UNESCO that resulted in a book-length report Global Ritual: Olympic Media Coverage and International Understanding;
  • Julia Jahansoozi, School of Communication and Culture associate professor and public relations academic, who holds an MSc in public relations and a PhD in public relations, both from the University of Stirling, in Scotland.
  • Eugene Thomlinson, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management assistant professor and tourism expert with more than 15 years experience in the industry.

The panel experts will speak about:

  • The relative scale and impact of the Commonwealth Games
  • Sport as a political and cultural agent
  • Values in sport

Join the conversation

You are invited to join us on campus or via livestream. You can also submit questions ahead of time to Community Relations.

Photo credit: Jimmy Harris/ Creative Commons