Center for International Development

Soccer For Peace and Understanding

Ball State received a $212,739 grant from the U.S. Department of State to use soccer to promote peace in Jordan.  Lindsey Blom, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, is the Project Manager. Soccer for Peace and Understanding is designed to strengthen ties at the person-to-person level and trains youth sport coaches to focus on peacemaking and conflict resolution. The Center for International Development assisted with the writing of the proposal and will be instrumental in the project management and implementation.  Ball State is partnering with the Indiana Soccer Association and the Center for Peace & Conflict Studies. Visit the Soccer for Peace website for more details.