Hugh Dugan, founder and president of the Truce
Foundation of the USA, spoke to Western New
England University students and faculty on March
8 about the significance of the Olympic Truce,
which he was instrumental in receiving adoption
of by the UN General Assembly in 1993 and his
many years as a diplomat at the United Nations.
The Olympic Truce is a tradition dating to 776 B.C.
marked by the cessation of hostilities between
nations in the period leading up to, during, and
following the Olympic Games.
Dugan’s presentation, moderated by Center for International Sport Business Director Curt Hamakawa L’84 and sponsored by the Alumni
Association, was the 27th event in the “For the Love of the Games” speaker series.
During past study abroad trips to Olympic Games in Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro,
Western New England University students served the Truce Foundation as student
ambassadors and hosts at the Foundation’s gala awards ceremonies.
Sponsors Talk by Olympic
Truce Foundation Diplomat
(L to R) Center for International Sport Business Director Curt Hamakawa L’84
and Hugh Dugan, founder and president of the Truce Foundation of the USA.
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