World Class—The Center for International Sport Business at Western New England University
Globalization has transcended all aspects of business, including sport. Today more than ever, sport organizations are looking to foreign markets for new sources of revenue and legions of emerging fans. Established in 2007, the Center for International Sport Business (CISB) is a forum for the study of the business of sport, but with an international focus. The CISB organizes conferences and seminars around the business of sport and its impact on the global economy for students, scholars, industry professionals, and other interested stakeholders.
For the lastest news from the CISB, visit the CISB News page.
For the Love of the Games: CISB Speaker Series
The CISB Speaker Series of the Distinguished Visitor Program brings prominent people from sport and business to Western New England University to talk about the major issues facing the industry today.
For recent and upcoming lecturers, bookmark the CISB Events and Speaker Series page.
Assistant Professor Curt Hamakawa L’84
Director of the CISB
Curt Hamakawa joined the Western New England University faculty as assistant professor of sport management in 2006, where he teaches sport management, sport law, and international sport policy. Prior to joining Western New England University, Professor Hamakawa served the United States Olympic Committee for 16 years as associate general counsel (1990-1992), director of Athlete Services (1992-2000), and director of International Relations (2000-2006). From 1987 to 1990, Professor Hamakawa worked for the National Collegiate Athletic Association in its Compliance and Enforcement Department.
CISB Advisory Council
An Advisory Board of nearly 30 members provides an array of resources and invaluable access to the dynamic sport industry in the United States and abroad.
Take a look at the list at CISB Advisory Board.
Director of the Center for International Sport Business
Fall events will be announced as details become available.