’Sport In Politics & Throughout History’ Conference In Hungary

  • 12 Mar 2014 8:00 AM
’Sport In Politics & Throughout History’ Conference In Hungary
Sport, sometimes exploited for political purposes: how can it become an instrument of peace and social and political integration? The international conference will present the social, political and international political aspects of sport in contemporary world, considering the consequences of the two world wars and of the growing influence of the media upon sport.

A comparative approach will point out the various problems emerging through sport practice, international competitions and their political exploitation, thus showing also the role of sport as a mean of communication.

The role of sport in national identity and citizenship building but also as an instrument for social and political integration will be presented as well as the role of the Council of Europe, UN and some NGO in the field of struggle against violence, widening the debate concerning sport and youth.

The conference is free. Languages of the conference: Hungarian and English. The conference will end with the Projection of the England-Hungary football match of 25 November 1953.

“Sport in politics and throughout history”

Sport, sometimes exploited for political purposes: how can it become an instrument of peace and social and political integration?
International conference

Under the High Patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland

With a special message by Joseph S. Blatter, President of the FIFA

Friday March 21st – Saturday March 22nd 2014 - Károlyi-kastély, Fehérvárcsurgó - 10:00 – 17:00

The conference is free. Languages: English and Hungarian. Simultaneous interpretation is provided
Károlyi József Alapítvány
 Tel: 06 21 311 04 26

Friday 21 March 2014

10:15 Opening speech by M. Hervé Ferrage, Director of the French Institute, Budapest
Moderator: Károlyi György
10:30 Toth Szilárd: “The Olympic Games and the display of power of the Great Powers : Beijing, London, Sochi”
11:00 Debreczeni Márk: “Cold war and sport: the Moscow and Los Angeles Olympic Games”.
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 Jutta Braun: “Class struggle in the spotlight: from the Cold War to the German Reunification in sport
12:30 Carol Marmor: “Soviet nationality politics in sport and throughout sport – A social and cultural approach to the “golden seventies”
13:30 Lunch

Moderator: Bardocz-Bencsik Mariann
14:00 Jérôme Champagne: “World cup and international relations
14:30 Borsi-Kálmán Béla: National identity and nation building in the mirror of football: the Hungarian, French and Romanian examples”
15:00 Dr Onyestyák Nikoletta: In the shadow of the Party - Hungarian political organizations and the Olympic Games in the small Cold War”
15:30 Coffee Break

Moderator: Jérôme Champagne
16:00 Dr Seweryn Dmowski: “The Political History of Polish Football
16:30 Christian Bromberger: “Football and Politics in Iran
17:00 Debate
19:30 Dinner

Saturday 22 March 2014

Moderator:Borsi-Kálmán Béla
10:30 Luc Robène : “Power of sport ... and sport of powers. People, sport and political cultures in Europe in the twentieth century
11:00 Marko Bergovic: “The role of sport as a public policy issue
11:30 Coffee Break
12:00 Sarah Lacarrière: “Cheating and match-fixing: challenges to protect the integrity of sport in the 21st century
12:30 Bardocz-Bencsik Mariann: “The results and challenges of development and peace through sport movements in Europe

13:00 Lunch
Moderator: Károlyi György
14:00 Prof. Dr. Silvester Stahl: “Interethnic conflicts and conflict management in sport: experiences from Germany
14:30 Richard Giulianotti: “Sport for Development and Peace: critical themes within a new research project
15:00 Romain Welter: “Sport as a tool for development and peace-building: the example of Sport4Youth project in Kosovo
15:30 Debate
Károlyi György: Conclusion
Final coffee
17:00 Projection of the England-Hungary football match of 25 November 1953
Guided tour (optional)
19:30 Dinner

For further info contact Karolyi- Kastély

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