Global Sport: A Common Language in a Diverse World?
September 17-18, 2013
Sport encapsulates the unity and division of modern societies. From expressions of the sublime in human potential to the pathologies of human behavior, sport mirrors the human condition.
The Churchill Institute invites you to join the Westminster College community for the 2013 Westminster Symposium, “Global Sport: A Common Language in a Diverse World?”, on September 17 and 18 in Fulton, Missouri. This two-day event will explore how and why sport changes lives, serves as a force for greatness, and impacts entire societies – for better and for worse – across the world.
How a culture views sport says much about its values. The 2013 Symposium explores a wide variety of global sports and focuses on sport’s social, physiological, cultural, economic, political, and historical components.
Portions of the Westminster Symposium will be live streamed on our website.
The Westminster Symposium is a special academic experience not found at any other American college or university. Each year, the entire Westminster College community of faculty, staff, and students gather for a special two-day event to investigate one topic of global importance. Past topics have included health, religion, war in the Mideast, and the Digital Age. Noted experts on each subject visit Westminster from all over the world to take part in lectures, panel discussions, and presentations. The general public is invited to participate, so please plan to attend!
For more information, contact
The Center for Engaging the World