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Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative

Islamic Center of Nashville president to explore intersection of Islam and Olympics April 11

Apr. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt alumnus and Islamic Center of Nashville President Rashed Fakhruddin will be the featured speaker at the next Sports and Society program on April 11 at the Islamic Center of Nashville.

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U.S. Olympic Committee general counsel to speak April 2 at Sports and Society event

Mar. 19, 2019—U.S. Olympic Committee General Counsel Chris McCleary is the featured speaker at the next program in the yearlong Sports and Society Initiative series. His talk is set for April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McGugin Center.

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Legacy of 2016 Rio Olympics to be examined at March 28 Sports and Society event

Mar. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt's Sports and Society Initiative will host “The Legacy of the Rio Olympics: Was it Worth it?” on Thursday, March 28, featuring Distinguished Professor of History Marshall Eakin and Chris Gaffney, clinical associate professor at the Tisch Center for Hospitality at New York University.

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Attorney who helped Atlanta win ’96 Olympic bid to give Sports and Society talk March 12

Mar. 6, 2019—Attorney Charlie Battle will share the inside story of how Atlanta became the first Southern U.S. city to host the Olympics in his March 12 talk, “The World Came to Atlanta; And What it Left Behind.”

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Olympics and Judaism subject of Sports and Society event with political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer Jan. 31

Jan. 22, 2019—Exploring the intersection of the Olympics and Judaism is the focus of a Jan. 31 lecture hosted by the Sports and Society Initiative and featuring Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science.

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Sports and Society Initiative continues yearlong Olympics series Jan. 15 with VU professor Lutz Koepnick

Jan. 7, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative continues its yearlong series “A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles” on Jan. 15 with Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in German and Professor of Cinema and Media Arts Lutz Koepnick.

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Vanderbilt writer-in-residence talks ‘Flags and Anthems’ at upcoming Sports and Society event

Nov. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt Writer-In-Residence Alice Randall, a best-selling author and award-winning songwriter, will lead a Sports and Society lecture on “Flags and Anthems" Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Upcoming Sports and Society Initiative program to explore role of media in the Olympics

Oct. 30, 2018—The Sports and Society Initiative will provide a behind-the-scenes look at media coverage of the Olympics on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the First Amendment Center.

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