Nebraska Wesleyan University will kick off its fall lecture series with its annual Visions & Ventures Symposium, which will address the economics, ethics and politics of sports.
Visions & Ventures, now in its 11th year, annually brings to campus speakers of national and international standing and of varied disciplinary backgrounds to offer their perspectives on a central topic or question.
This year's symposium will be held September 14-15 under the theme, "More Than A Game: Economics, Ethics and Politics of Sports."
The schedule includes:
September 13 — 7 p.m., Documentary: Not Just A Game: Power, Politics and American Sports
September 14 — 7 p.m., Dave Zirin, author, columnist and Sirius XM Radio host, "Not Just A Game: Power, Politics and American Sports"
September 15 — 10 a.m., Harry Edwards, professor emeritus of sociology, University of California-Berkeley, sports columnist, "Handicapping The Race: The Management and Impact of Black Images in the Mainstream Sports Media"; 1:30 p.m., Rob Baade, Albert Blake Dick professor of economics, Lake Forest College, "Getting Into the Game: Is the Gamble on Sports as a Stimulus for Urban Economic Development a Good Bet?"; 7 p.m., Donna Lopiano, president, Sports Management Resources, "Forty Years After Title IX and Still Not Close to Gender Equity"
The symposium will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Other lectures scheduled this fall include:
October 20 — Norma Ramos, executive director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
November 2 — Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership, Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core Founder and President
November 12 — Fawl Psychology Lecture, David Strayer, professor of psychology, University of Utah, who will speak about his research on texting and driving.
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