Institute for International Sport* Founder and Executive Director Dan Doyle, along with Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, announced the Institute���s World Peace Summit will take place in 2011.
According to their web site, The Institute's World Youth Peace Summit will bring together thousands of graduates of past Scholar-Athlete Games, as well as representatives from United Nations member-states, for five days of in-depth discussion on the challenges of achieving lasting world peace. Participants will be asked to design practical solutions to the obstacles impeding world peace, including religious differences, the challenges of technology, and poverty.
Doyle founded the Institute in 1986 with the vision that athletics could foster friendship and goodwill across the world. The Institute established the World Scholar-Athlete Games, which were held in 2006 at the University of Rhode Island where delegates from 157 countries were represented.
Doyle and the Institute have already brought so many people and cultures together, and the Peace Summit, which will be held in conjunction with the organization���s 25th anniversary, will certainly make a significant impact in continuing to do so.