Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Cesar Torres -- Morally Compatible? Olympism, Competitive Sport, and the Olympic Games

Thursday, April 7, 2011

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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“Morally Compatible? Olympism, Competitive Sport, and the Olympic Games”
Dr. Cesar Torres, SUNY-Brockport
President, International Association for the Philosophy of Sport
Research Council, International Olympic Committee 's Museum

Cesar R. Torres is Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. He received his early professional training in Argentina and obtained his Ph.D. from Penn State University. A philosopher and historian of sport, Torres has published over 35 pieces in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. In addition, he has published over 30 pieces in a variety of other publications, including several newspapers. Interested in the diffusion of sport philosophy in the Spanish-speaking world, he has edited Niñez, deporte y actividad física: reflexiones filosóficas sobre una relación compleja (Miño y Dávila Editores, 2008) and co-edited ¿La pelota no dobla? Ensayos filosóficos en torno al fútbol (Libros del Zorzal, 2006). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport and the International Journal of the History of Sport, and is a reviews editor of Soccer and Society. Torres is currently completing his two-year term as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and serves on the Research Council of the International Olympic Committee’s Museum. He collaborates with the International Olympic Academy and is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Presented by the Watson Institute's Olympism and Development Center and the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Location: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.