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Sports Diplomacy

13 Political Lessons From Fantasy Football

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 04.15.2015 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Yes, fantasy football is much more than a game; it's a political science crash course. Now if we could just get more people to play together, then fantasy sports may help us bridge the world's political and diplomatic divide.

Sports Mentoring: Building Stronger Women and a Better World

Evan Ryan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Evan Ryan

When you empower a woman, you elevate her entire community. This message exuded from the 17 international participants in this year's U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program.

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Sports as a Diplomacy Tool (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Michelle talks about her work as a Senior Adviser and Public Diplomacy Envoy for the U.S. State Department, and using the universal appeal of sports to improve international relations. She also talks about her efforts to inspire youth around the world.

Dennis Rodman May Be Crazy or a CIA Case Officer: In Either Case He Is Not Entirely Wrong About North Korea

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

North Korea is a great human tragedy. And we should hope that the next informal ambassador to the DPRK is someone less prone to inane outbursts. Nevertheless, Dennis Rodman is better than nothing.

Sitting Down with Olympian Lorrie Fair: Reflections on Afghanistan

Stephenie Foster | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Stephenie Foster

"It takes courage to pick up a soccer ball and play despite the possibility of threats or harm to themselves or their families. They have done just that and they stand together and support each other to be able to play."