The 4th annual Georgetown University Basketball Diplomacy Project took place in August 2011. The camp was hosted by Georgetown University Athletics and the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED), and the United States Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Nearly 50 students from the Balkan region participated in the camp, which emphasized the importance of qualities such as perseverance, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and integrity in sports, as well as in life.
Held in Bar, Montenegro, the camp—led by Sead Dizdarevic, a former student-athlete, and six other former players and university staff members—helped nearly 50 students enhance their basketball skills, while simultaneously stressing the importance of education overall. The students came from underprivileged regions of Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The coaches emphasized to students the importance of qualities such as perseverance, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and integrity in sports, as well as in life.
CIED’s Sports Diplomacy programs are international people-to-people exchanges that build mutual understanding and cooperation through sports. Programs bring together those interested in sports, recreation, and leadership to promote tolerance, cooperation, and life skills using the platform of sports teamwork.