"As many of you know, I’m a big advocate of the power of sports, especially as a tool to de-escalate conflict whether within our country or abroad. That’s why I wanted to bring your attention to a recent op-ed in the Sports Business Journal, written by Travis Murphy, a sports business consultant who regularly has to navigate government entities. Murphy is calling for the president to appoint a special envoy for sports diplomacy."
"What Murphy envisions with this new special envoy: 'a visionary leader with the mandate to streamline whole-of-government processes around these global events. Outside of the White House, there is no office or individual in the government with the authority to convene the necessary stakeholders and cut through the extensive red tape in the way of successfully hosting these events. A Special Envoy for Sports Diplomacy would help reset the global conversation around what sports diplomacy and these global sporting events mean to us as a society and demonstrate how sports can be a force for good and opportunity for all.' I’m including this extensive excerpt, because Murphy has persuaded me this is a good idea." - NBC News' Chuck Todd. Full story here.
Sports Business Journal oped by JGSE CEO Travis Murphy, calling on the White House to prioritize sports and designate a Special Envoy for Sports Diplomacy.
ESPN details the hostage negotiations for Brittney Griner, including the extensive work of Travis Murphy as a liaison between the NBA, WNBA, and the United States government.
The Los Angeles Times quotes Travis Murphy on current U.S. immigration policy and the complex system prospective immigrants to the United States face when applying and waiting for appointments.
SBJ features an op-ed by Travis Murphy advocating for the U.S. to prioritize sports immigration and diplomacy with the coming decade of mega sporting events.
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Travis Murphy launched the consultancy
Jetr Global Partners last year to operate at the nexus between the sports world and federal government.
Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy features a piece by Travis Murphy calling on the US government and various stakeholders to prioritize the opportunities ahead for the United States through sports diplomacy.
The Immigration Lawyers Toolbox features Travis Murphy's insights on becoming a Foreign Service Officer, the state of global sports immigration, and the power of sports to bring people globally closer together
Travis Murphy discusses his various sports immigration and diplomacy topics, including Brittney Griner, Shaq in Cuba, and more.
POLITICO features Jetr Global CEO Travis Murphy and his involvement in the process of securing the release of WNBA player Brittney Griner from Russia
The Play It Forward podcast, presented by Peace Players, interviewed Jetr Global CEO Travis Murphy on the importance of immigration to the success of sports diplomacy
Washington Post features a story on
Jetr Global CEO Travis Murphy and his role in facilitating international immigration and travel for the National Basketball Association