Friday February 22, 2008

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Walter Hall, Room 135

Welcome Address: Dr. Steve Howard, Director Institute for the African Child

Opening Address: Dr. Gary Neiman, Dean College Health and Human Services

Address: Judy McPherson - Founder President/CEO PLAY SOCCER
"Beyond the Africa Cup: PLAY SOCCER and Development Through Football"

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Grover Center Atrium
Opening Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m - Grover Center W115
Round Table – Discussion
Africa Cup of Nations: Progress or Mirage of African Football
Introduction: Anthony Sallar

Simon Akindes (Chair): Understanding Africa through CAN
Peter Alegi: How CAN evolved and became what it is today
Ephraim Kotey: Branding and African Football
Thierno Ndaw: Is Senegalese football going anywhere?
Sifiso Ndlovu:Football in South Africa

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Baker University Center Ball Room
Bob Marley Day Celebration:
Live Authentic Reggae Band "Flex Crew" - Exhibition - Dancing - Drumming

Saturday February 23, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. - Grover Center W115
Sports and New Technologies
Facilitator: Dr. Madi Chicombero

Basic Education as the Centerpiece of Responsible Youth Development
Rob Myres - Mondesa Youth Opportunities

A Collaborative Strategic Model – The Only Way Forward for African Sport?
Terri Byers - Coventry University
Simon Chadwick - Coventry University
Trevor Slack - University of Alberta

Diasporic Fusion: Africa Cup of Nations and Internet Live Viewing as Shared Space
Musonda Kapatamoyo - Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Globalization, Television and Club Football in Kenya
Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu - Wiley College, Marshall-Texas

10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - Grover Center W115
2010 FIFA World Cup and Media
Facilitator: Dr. Yegan Pillay

Visual Culture and the Sporting Event in South Africa: Branding the Nation
Christine Potts - Ohio University

“Resist By All Means! The  Savage Barbarians  Are Coming!!!”: White Dominated Media in South Africa and the 2010 World Cup
Sifiso Ndlovu - Africa Institute of South Africa

Watchdogs and Boosters: Media and Politics in South Africa’s Build Up to the 2010 World Cup
Peter Alegi - Michigan State University

The Media and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa
Douglas Mpondi - University of Michigan-Flint

12-00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Grover Center W115
Brown Bag Movie Session
Emmanuel’s Gift : Disability Does Not Mean Inability
The Intersection of Disability, Sport and the Media
Presenter/Facilitator: Nneka Agwuegbo - Ohio University

1:10p.m. – 2:30 - Grover Center W115
Sport and Development

Facilitator: Dr. Francis Godwyll

Football And Development in Kenya: A Case Study of the Kisumu Youth Football Association
Kelsey Moore - North Carolina University- Chapel Hill

Exploring The Impact Of Social Context on a South African Sport-Based Life Skills Education Program
Tyler Spencer - Georgetown University

Football and Television in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Divergent Effects of New Technology and Broadcasting Deregulation
Gerard Akindes - Ohio University

2:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Grover Center W115
Local Sports Media and Traditions
Facilitator: Dr. Dauda Abubakar

Media Representations of the Humanitarian African Athlete
Juliette Storr - Penn State University

Wrestling and Life in Borno
Steve Howard - Ohio University

The Economics of Wrestling and Media in Senegal
Ousmane Sene - Ohio University

4:10 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. - Grover Center W115
Gender and Sports in the African Diaspora in the US
Facilitator: Dr. Athena Yamouyiannis

Women's Football in Kenya
Martha Saavedra - University of California - Berkeley

Ethiopian Sports Federation and Girls Football
Anisa Adem - Future Generation African Girls Association (FGAGA)
Selam Gerzher-Alemayo - Ohio University

5:20 p.m.
Closing Remarks

From 7:00 p.m
Baker Center
African Student Union Heroes’ Day
Ohio University African Student Union commemoration of leading African figures.
Banquet - Music - Dance - Drumming

*Tentative program subject to modification.

Abstract - Bio
Judy McPherson
Anisa Adem
Nneka Agwuegbo
Peter Alegi
Terri Byers - Simon Chadwick - Trevors Slack
Selam Gerzher-Alemayo
Steve Howard
Musonda Kapatamoyo
Douglas Mpondi
Kelsey Moore
Rob Myres
Sifiso Ndolovu
Wycliffe W. Njororai
Christine Potts
Martha Saavedra
Ousmane Sene
Tyler Spencer
Juliette Storr

Interview: Christine Potts - Alison Reis - Bose Maposa

Camera: Ken Dobo - Andrews Oforie-Birikirang- Ebenezer Malcam

Video Editing: Ken Dobo

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