Global Sport Lab

Nothing captures the range of global human experience like sport. Every game, goal, over, inning, point and match happens in a historical, environmental, political, cultural and economic context. Sport provides a unique lens for exploring the complex tapestry of our international connections.

Global Sport Lab

Nothing captures the range of global human experience like sport. Every game, goal, over, inning, point and match happens in a historical, environmental, political, cultural and economic context. Sport provides a unique lens for exploring the complex tapestry of our international connections.

In anticipation of the world’s largest sporting event arriving in Seattle in 2026 – The Men’s FIFA World Cup, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and our partners have created the Global Sport Lab.

The Global Sport Lab aims to provide students and the public opportunities to learn about global sport and global connections through the expertise of our faculty, staff, guest speakers and community engagements.

For UW students, the Lab will work to support and highlight courses covering a range of regional and disciplinary perspectives on global sport.  For Jackson School majors, that course of study can culminate in a global sport centered capstone – a policy oriented Task Force, Advanced Reading or Public Writing seminar.

Public audiences are invited to join us in our Global Sport lecture series.  We will feature scholars, policymakers and public figures from the sporting world able to put Seattle’s World Cup moment in global perspective.

Forthcoming Public Lectures