PODCAST: S4:EP22–Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff, Global Communications & Sports Specialist

Join us for S4:EP22 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff, an international sports writer, historian, and consultant, sits down with our host Roy Kessel to discuss how she developed her interest in sports and provide insight on the work she is doing within sports, history, diplomacy, and storytelling.

While Lindsay is a leading expert on French sport, particularly the youth development programs that produce top-tier talent for global markets, her informative communications programs relay knowledge to CEOs, ambassadors, athletes, and beyond. 

Lindsay’s consulting work focuses on helping those in sports, higher education, government, and international organizations translate and transmit their knowledge to the public. Building on her understanding of communicating on different platforms across national borders and cultural divides, Lindsay brings content to life and highlights its importance to today’s conversations.

She previously served as Communications Director for Salon Media Group and historian for the Office of the Historian in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs, devising communications strategies and more.

Lindsay has taught courses in history, writing, and international affairs to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals at public, private, and government institutions including the Foreign Service Institute, The George Washington University, Queens College, and Baruch College. She has led teams in government, academia, and the private sector, and served as a thought leader on a variety of international cultural- and sports-related initiatives.

She is an Executive Committee member of sports club Sport & Démocratie, focusing on sports diplomacy, and a Research Associate with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London. Lindsay is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America, where she served as a judge for the organization’s annual awards competition, the Réseau d’études des relations Internationales sportives, and the North American Society for Sport History. She also serves as an advisory member for the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at The Elliott School, The George Washington University.

Lindsay holds a Ph.D. in History from The Graduate Center (City University of New York), MA in Journalism and French Studies (NYU), and BA in International Affairs (The George Washington University).

What results when you blend a journalist’s reporting, a sports writer’s knack for storytelling, a historian’s analysis and expertise with an insider’s comprehension of today’s internationally linked world? A seasoned communications professional who fills a unique niche, providing a range of insights, analysis, and services relating to sports, diplomacy, history, storytelling, and strategizing for any occasion. 

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff joins our host Roy Kessel on S4:EP22 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:30 How She Developed Her Interest For Sports
  • 04:05 Exploring the Socio-Cultural, Geopolitical & Economic Movements
  • 06:40 What Are We Going to See Within the Next 3-5 Years?
  • 09:55 Lack of Women: Storytelling & Governance
  • 13:10 Passion For Sports Diplomacy
  • 16:45 Changes and Growth in Technology
  • 20:20 Lindsay’s Most Useful Social Media Platform
  • 24:40 Field of Sports Diplomacy
  • 28:00 Lindsay’s Favorite Story
  • 32:00 How to Support & Contact Information
  • 32:20 SPN Bonus Question
  • 34:00 Parting Words


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