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Friday, June 29 • 2:40pm - 3:40pm
What's the Role of Sports in Society?
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Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan is an award-winning sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator on ABC News, CNN, and National Public Radio, a best-selling author and a nationally known speaker. Twice named one of the country’s top ten sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors, she has covered 14 consecutive Olympic Games, summer and winter. Brennan was the first woman sports writer at The Miami Herald in 1981 and the first woman to... Read More →
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Beth Brooke

Beth A. Brooke is global vice chair of public policy at Ernst & Young and is a member of the firm’s global executive board. Brooke has public policy responsibility for the firm’s operations in 140 countries and interacts frequently with regulators, policymakers, and capital market stakeholders. In addition, she has global responsibility for the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts. Brooke has been named four times to... Read More →
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Tom Farrey

Tom Farrey is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ESPN and the author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children. He was honored in 2007 as one the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island. Farrey is also director of the Aspen Institute’s new Sports & Society program, a vehicle for convening leaders and fostering dialogue... Read More →
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Robert Lipsyte

Robert Lipsyte is a sports and city columnist for the The New York Times. He is the author of sixteen books, including his recent memoir, An Accidental Sportswriter. Lipsyte has been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” and “NBC Nightly News.” He won Columbia University’s Mike Berger Award for distinguished reporting in 1966 and 1996, and in 1992 was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. In 1990, he... Read More →
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John Walsh

Irish Research Staff Association Dr. John Walsh is Ussher Lecturer in Higher Education, with the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. He is the President of the Irish Research Staff Association (2011-12), the representative organisation serving the interests of contract research staff within Irish higher education institutions. He has served as Chairperson of Trinity Research Staff Association (2010-11) and as a member of the College... Read More →


Friday June 29, 2012 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Paepcke Auditorium