Symposium

2019 Women’s World Cup Symposium

05/16 Thursday | 1:30pm

Join an all-star team of leading soccer scholars, scribes, and experts as they discuss the 2019 Women’s World Cup which kicks off in France on June 7th! Fans from all over the globe will tune in to the month-long tournament to watch twenty-four teams comprised of some of the world’s finest players compete for the Cup. While the 2015 tournament in Canada boasted a record-breaking 750 million viewers this year, FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, is hoping for a staggering 1 billion. This growing interest in women’s soccer has been a long time coming, but there is still a ways to go. Players’ demands for equal pay, as well as for the same standards of coaching, medical attention, and pitch quality have been gaining ever-increasing attention. And amidst this flourishing sport questions abound: What exactly, when we tune in to the Women’s World Cup this summer, are we watching unfold? How has the growing success of women in professional soccer, as players and coaches, affected female youth players? And what can we expect for the future of women’s soccer? Please join us as we explore these questions and so much more with our esteemed guests on the eve of this great tournament: the Women’s World Cup!

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SCHEDULE:

1:30 PM | Screening of the film Coach (25 min. run time)

2:00 PM | Women & Coaching
Kimberly Wyant (NYU Head Men’s Soccer Coach)
Courtney Carroll Levinsohn (Executive Producer of the film: Coach)
Moderator: Amy Bass (One Goal)

Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30 PM | Women & the Global Game
Joshua Nadel (North Carolina Central University, Co-Author of Futbolera: a History of Women and Sports in Latin America)
Brenda J. Elsey (Hofstra University, Co-Author of Futbolera: a History of Women and Sports in Latin America)
Moderator: Eric Klinenberg (NYU, Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge)

4:45 – 5:15 PM | Burn It All Down (BIAD), Hot Take
Shireen Ahmed (BIAD)
Brenda J. Elsey (Hofstra University, Co-Author of Futbolera: a History of Women and Sports in Latin America)
Introduced by: Rowan Ricardo Phillips (NYU, Institute for Public Knowledge)

Refreshments

6:00 PM | How to Watch this Year’s World Cup
Stephanie Yang (The Athletic)
Shireen Ahmed (BIAD)
Andrew Helms (ESPN’s 30 for 30, WUSA)
Gemma Clarke (Author of Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game)
Moderator: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (NYU, Institute for Public Knowledge)

7:00 PM | Post-Event Reception

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