United States Sports Academy sport management faculty member Jillian Rosandich has been accepted to attend and participate in the International Symposium “Sports, Society, and Culture” in December 2020.
The symposium is co-sponsored by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. and the International Olympic Academy (IOA), with support from Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece. The symposium brings together students and faculty from universities around the world for a scholarly exchange of ideas on sports, society, and politics. The event will be held online this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to lectures, the symposium places emphasis on the blended learning approach. Students will have access to a list of core readings in advance of the symposium. Presentations will be followed by workshops during which the students will be asked to discuss the readings and reflect on the themes of the presentations in small groups.
Symposium speakers are Gregory Nagy (Harvard University and CHS Harvard), Charles Stocking (University of Western Ontario and CHS Harvard), Stamatia Dova (Hellenic College and CHS Harvard), Maša Culumovic (CHS Harvard), Konstantinos Georgiadis (University of Peloponnese and IOA), Susan Stephens (Stanford University) and Daniel Durbin (University of Southern California).
A resident of Daphne, Ala., Rosandich holds a Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy and a bachelor’s degree in film and media arts from the University of New Orleans. She is currently a student in the Academy’s Doctor of Education degree in sports management program. She also currently serves as the acting director of the Academy’s Center for Professional Studies and Continuing Education.
Located in Washington, DC, Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies was founded by means of an endowment made “exclusively for the establishment of an educational center in the field of Hellenic Studies designed to rediscover the humanism of the Hellenic Greeks.” This humanistic vision remains the driving force of the Center for Hellenic Studies. The CHS is dedicated to the reassertion of the humanism of the ancient world, centering on Hellenic civilization in its widest sense. Today, it stands as a premier research facility, cultivating a repository of materials that attracts scholars, researchers, and students from all over the world.
The aim of the International Olympic Academy is to create an international cultural center in Olympia, to preserve and spread the Olympic Spirit, study and implement the educational and social principles of Olympism and consolidate the scientific basis of the Olympic Ideal, in conformity with the principles laid down by the ancient Greeks and the revivers of the contemporary Olympic Movement, through Baron de Coubertin’s initiative.