2013 Conference

The Institute for the African Child and the Center for Sports Administration cordially invite you to the Sports in Africa Symposium and the Global Sport Forum on April 12, 2013.

The Department of Sports Administration in partnership with the Institute for the African Child, African Studies Department and the Center for International Studies will host the 9th Sports in Africa Symposium on April 12, 2013. Building on the success of the previous conferences, 2013 will welcome The Global Sports Forum.

The Global Sports Forum is a student driven initiative that will highlight the involvement of Ohio University undergraduate and graduate students in multiple sports related programs. The Forum will provide an interdisciplinary platform for Sports Management students as well as students from various academic disciplines to share their recent International sports experiences.

The organizers deeply appreciate the academic partnership and the financial support given by Ohio University, and salute the directors, administrators and deans for assisting in the realization of these remarkably successful symposiums.


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM – Baker 239

Global Sport Forum – Student Panel I

Blake Presar and Ben Haager -Sport Management
Global Consultancy Partnership in Germany

Ashley Roberts – Health Sciences
Grassroots Soccer South Africa

Melissa Wells – School of Journalism –
London Olympics 2012

Dr. David Ridpath (chair)
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Baker 239
Global Sport Forum – Student Panel II

Andy Black – Sport Management
Chile Olympic Committee

Rajita Thakur – Sports Administration
Sport in India

Michael Sup – Coaching Education

Bradley Parks – International Studies

Mr. Aaron Wright – Sports Administation – Ohio University (chair)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM – Multicultural Center

Global Sport Forum – Faculty Panel

Dr. Michael Pfahl – Sports Administration – Ohio University
The Development of Football in Thailand: What a Difference a Decade Makes!

Dr. Sheri Huckleberry – Coaching Education – Ohio University
Two Holistic Worlds Meet – My experience with PlaySoccer

Dr. Floyd Jones Sports Management – University of West Virginia
Dr. Paschal Soita Paschal – Kyambogo University in Uganda and West Virginia University
Building Collaborations and Partnerships with East African Sport Managers, Choices, and Consequences; the way forward?
Dr. Ali Zyati – University of West Virginia State (chair)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Baker 240/242


Ms. Carol Garoes
Secretary General, African Women in Sports Association, & Africa Representative, International Women in Sports
Windhoek, Namibia

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sports and Development Poster Session

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