Sports Diplomacy

Sports play a vital role in building bridges, amplifying soft power, and fostering connections that extend beyond national boundaries. Sporting Located in Los Angeles—one of the most vibrant sports markets in the world—CPD is dedicated to advancing the exploration of sports diplomacy, grounded in innovation and storytelling.

CPD Publications, Analysis, & Multimedia

November 8, 2023

From basketball blogs to volleyball videos, we've got you covered in this CPD primer.

CPD Visiting Scholar and U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence Matthew Asada conducts the first inter-event comparison of FIFA 2022 and Expo 2020. 

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David Ellwood of Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna analyzes Qatar's public diplomacy strategies and soft power following the end of the 2022 World Cup.

The latest issue in our scholarly paper series is an article by CPD Research Fellow Yoav Dubinsky.

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Author Edward Elliot interviews experts and leaders in sports diplomacy to make recommendations for the U.S.' strategy.

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CPD Research Fellow Yoav Dubinsky shares PD perspectives on China's hosting of the 2022 Olympic Games. 

Events, Conferences & Workshops

Technology, culture and soft power come together in the desert at the 2020 Dubai Expo.

Related CPD Research Projects

Principal Investigator:
Yoav Dubinsky, CPD Research Fellow 2021-23