Podcast #5 | Stuart Murray on Sports Diplomacy
The Hague Journal of Diplomacy is delighted to announce it will be starting its own podcast series! The series will be aimed at bringing the themes of the journal’s research off the page, and onto the discussion table. Each episode will feature a guest who will share their insights and personal experience within their practice of, or research on diplomacy.
For our fifth episode, we welcome Dr. Stuart Murray who speaks with us about the quickly evolving field of Sports Diplomacy. In many ways, this episode is a check-up since the 2013 Special Issue of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy that Stuart guest edited.
Our host, Ilen Madhavji, explores some historical cases with Stuart, like the 1936 Berlin Olympics and Colin Kaepernick's protest, in order to illustrate the impact that sports can have on social and political movements. Also, how sports can be co-opted by states and used as a diplomatic medium to convey messages to other states is unpacked.