Utilizing sports diplomacy, the CSPS has received accolades as one of the U.S.’s top public diplomacy initiatives.
Dr. Sarah Hillyer is the director of CSPS. She is also the founder of Sport 4 Peace, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of sporting opportunities for girls and women around the world. Most recently, Dr. Hillyer served as the Generations For Peace, HM King Abdullah II, post-doctoral fellow at Georgetown University.
Dr. Ashleigh Huffman is the Assistant Director for the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies. Dr. Huffman has assisted in a number of sports projects for girls and women in the countries of China, Israel, Palestine, Iraq and Zimbabwe as well as designing local projects for refugees from Iraq, Rwanda, and Burundi.
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