Borah Symposium 2013. Sports, War, Peace

Sports, War and Peace - Symposium 2013

Symposium 2013

Looking deeper into the international landscape and the concept of sport,  the University of Idaho Borah Symposium 2013 focused on "Beyond the Battlefield: Sports, War and Peace."

“With the recent summer Olympic Games in London, including performances by former Vandal student-athletes, we felt this theme would particularly resonate with our local campuses and communities, bringing a deeper, more global perspective to the role of sports in contemporary society,” said Lysa Salsbury, coordinator for programs for the University of Idaho Women's Center and co-chair of the Borah committee.

“All of our invited speakers for the 2013 Borah Symposium are ambassadors for the effective use of sports in peace-making and community development in an international context. . . "  Read More.


Schedule of Events


Friday, March 29   11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pre-Symposium Awareness Event
Student Event Organizers: Daniel Lewis, Ali Nuckles, Kaylee Kosareff, Lauren Layton, Patrick Green, Lindsey Short, and Tolu Adekunle

Monday, April 1 at 7:00 PM
Borah Symposium Film: One Goal
Panel Presentation following the film
Presented by film maker Sergi Agusti and commentary by Dee Malchow and Bankie Mansaray

Tuesday, April 2 at 11:00 AM
NGO Panel Presentation from: Fields of Growth InternationalRight to Play and Soccer Without Borders
Presented by: Kevin DuganLaura Thomas and Ben Gucciardi

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM

Plenary Address    - watch the video -
Presented by: Alexander Wolff, writer Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, April 3 10:00-3:00 PM
Location: ASUI Kibbie Dome
Sports-and-Play Workshops
Presented by: Fields of Growth InternationalRight to Play and Soccer Without Borders

Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM
Location: SUB Ballroom
Borah Symposium Keynote    - watch the video -
Presented by: Johann Olav Koss, Founder of Right to Play