Sports: A Master Class in Ethics & Values

with Sunil Gulati
Online
Postponed: Dates coming soon
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Apply or nominate a worthy colleague here.

Based on Gulati’s enormously popular course at Columbia University, this master class will explore ethics and values using case studies from the world of soccer. We’ll consider on-field issues as well as doping, bribery, match-fixing, college admissions, and more. Among other things, we’ll explore how similar situations sometimes lead to very different responses outside of professional sports.

This is a three-session master class. In the first two sessions, teachers learn from the master. In the third, participants have a rare and valuable opportunity to exchange ideas with other brilliant teachers. Participants are assigned a small amount of homework to prepare for each session.

Sunil Gulati is the Michael Dakolias senior lecturer in the economics department at Columbia University. He balances his academic work with his numerous responsibilities within the sport of soccer worldwide. He served on the Columbia economics faculty from 1986 to 1990 before joining the World Bank through its Young Professionals Program in 1991 and serving as a country economist for the emerging country of Moldova. He rejoined the Columbia faculty on a full-time basis in 2003 and teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Economics, Sports Economics, and The Global Economy, along with Sports Economics and Policy at the Columbia Business School. Having served three terms as U.S. Soccer President, Gulati has more than 40 years of experience at all levels of soccer in the United States and is currently a member of the FIFA and CONCACAF Councils. 

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