Wed Feb 5, 2014 | 12:30-13:30 | Theatre |
How & why was Sochi selected to be the host of the Winter Games? What are the power dynamics between the International Olympic Committee and the host state? More importantly, what is going on in Russia and can anything be done to prevent similar conditions in the future?
From February 7th till February 24th, the world’s eyes will be on Sochi, Russia, as it hosts the Winter Olympic Games. Of course, such a statement ignores the fact that the world’s eyes have been on Sochi for the past year. Corruption, the use of forced labour on construction sites, displacement of people to make way for Olympic venues, anti-protest laws, and anti-homosexual propaganda laws have become the face of the 2014 Games as much as any athletic feat could hope to be.
Join Ryan Gauthier, PhD Candidate in the Department of International and European Law, at our biweekly Brown Bag Lecture to discuss these issues on the ‘eve’ of the Sochi Games on February 5th 2014, from 12:30-13:30 in the Erasmus Paviljoen.
About the Brown Bag Lectures:
The biweekly Brown Bag Lectures of SG Erasmus offer new insights from an inspiring guest speaker, during lunch time in the Erasmus Paviljoen. The lunch lectures are held every other week on a Tuesday or Wednesday (from 12.30 to 13.30) in the auditorium of the Erasmus Paviljoen. Freely accessible (also for non-students) and in English. The kitchen of the Erasmus Paviljoen is open for lunch, but bringing your own lunch is also allowed during this program.
For more information, see our complete agenda.
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