Background and Issues in Global Sports Today

Areas of Expertise: French and International Sports, Football (Soccer), Basketball, Sports Medicine, Gender, Race, Identity, Immigration, and Sports Diplomacy

On France at the 2018 World Cup for CNN World Sport. Watch here.

 "When Sport Meets Diplomacy and Governance" podcast with Dr. J. Simon Rofe and Verity Postlewaite for SOAS Radio.  Listen here .

"When Sport Meets Diplomacy and Governance" podcast with Dr. J. Simon Rofe and Verity Postlewaite for SOAS Radio. Listen here.

 "Looking Forward to Women's World Cup France 2019: Developments in French Women's Football Since 2011."  Upfront and Onside: The Women's Football Conference . National Football Museum, Manchester, UK. March 8-9, 2018.

"Looking Forward to Women's World Cup France 2019: Developments in French Women's Football Since 2011." Upfront and Onside: The Women's Football Conference. National Football Museum, Manchester, UK. March 8-9, 2018.


“Les Bleus en Chine: The Power of Basketball Diplomacy.” #GoldenGamesNUS Sport and Diplomacy in East Asia and Beyond. National University of Singapore. December 11-13, 2017.


The Ticket (October 1, 2017): If you're one of those that think sport and politics shouldn't mix, there's a long list of politicians who claim they're on your side; in the process putting politics right in the mix. We head to America to put some perspective on what it means to 'Take A Knee.' This week's panel looks at sporting protest across the world.


   Sport, Scandal & the Olympics ,   The Overseas Press Club of America

Sport, Scandal & the OlympicsThe Overseas Press Club of America

 Technology, Innovation, and the Public Consumption of Sport: The Power of Social Media and Digital Media Platforms

Technology, Innovation, and the Public Consumption of Sport: The Power of Social Media and Digital Media Platforms


Read Learn Live Podcast

The Making of Les Bleus traces the Fifth Republic’s quest to create elite athletes in two global team sports, football and basketball, primarily at the youth level. While the objective of this mission was to improve performances at international competitions, such programs were quickly seized upon to help ease domestic issues and tensions.

 “Barnstorming Frenchmen: The Early Unofficial Franco-American Sports Exchanges”

“Barnstorming Frenchmen: The Early Unofficial Franco-American Sports Exchanges”


 At the Sport in the Cold War Seminar, Moscow.

At the Sport in the Cold War Seminar, Moscow.

 Sport in the Cold War Podcast Episode 10, "France's Sports Crisis" ( listen here )

Sport in the Cold War Podcast Episode 10, "France's Sports Crisis" (listen here)

 Open house on French and American sports, Nantes.

Open house on French and American sports, Nantes.

Pourquoi en France, nous n'arrivons pas à comprendre et admettre que le sport est un spectacle et un business ? De nouveaux entrants (surtout en football, rugby) rencontrent des freins psychologiques au développement de leurs activités. Est-ce définitif ? Ou bien suivrons-nous le chemin des USA ?

Pour tenter de répondre à ces questions, l'invitée de Sylvère,  l'historienne américaine Lindsay Krasnoff, spécialiste du sport et auteure de nombreux articles et ouvrages sur le sport en France. Lindsay Sarah KRASNOFF travaille par ailleurs sur des projets de recherche au  département d’histoire du gouvernement américain depuis 2008.

 On  The Making of Les Bleus  for the New Books in Sports Podcast

On The Making of Les Bleus for the New Books in Sports Podcast

 On  The Making of Les Bleus  for the New Books in French Studies Podcast

On The Making of Les Bleus for the New Books in French Studies Podcast