Former BBC soccer reporter turned social entrepreneur and leading global expert on soccer as a vehicle for education and social impact.
Talks covered by this speaker
We're All In This Together: How Soccer Can Rebuild the World
Categories covered by Mike
About this Speaker
Mike is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of ‘soccer for social change’. A former BBC soccer reporter, he joined the global non-profit organization streetfootballworld in 2008, spending three years in Africa working on the social legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is the co-founder of the third half, a soccer adventure travel company with a social purpose designed to create Global Citizens and in his spare time he works with an organization using soccer to help keep kids safe from landmines in conflict zones like Colombia and Iraq. Mike has written on the topic of sport and social change for the BBC, Huffington Post, Sports Business Journal and Forbes and spoken on the topic at many top institutions including Harvard, Brown, NYU, abc Forum, SOCAP, the Center for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, the FIFA CIES Masters course and many more.