Sarah Hillyer

Dir, Center for Sport, Peace, & Society
The University of Tennessee

As a consultant and educator with more than 25 years of experience, she’s worked to create programs that use the unique attributes of sport and physical activity to create positive social change and promote peace around the world.  In 2011, Dr. Hillyer was named the Georgetown University Sport and Peacebuilding Post-Doctoral Fellow – a fellowship sponsored by HRH King Abdullah II of Jordan. In 2012, she launched the University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, & Society. The Center was recognized in 2012 as the sole cooperative partner of the State Department to implement a global initiative designed to empower women, girls, and persons with disabilities through sport. In 2013, the Public Diplomacy Council named the initiative as one of the top 10 diplomatic accomplishments in the world.  Sarah received her doctoral degree in the Sociocultural Study of Sports from the University of Tennessee in 2010. She played basketball at Virginia Tech.

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