Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Ted Fay -- Dialogue on Disability in Sport : Impact of New Assistive Technologies on the National and International Discourse

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Room 140

"Dialogue on Disability in Sport : Impact of New Assistive Technologies on the National and International Discourse," with Dr. Ted Fay, SUNY-Cortland. 

Dr. Fay is a Professor and former Chair of the Sport Management Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a M.P.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon, a B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University (NY). Dr. Fay also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University and as a strategic consultant related to the Center’s research and academic program initiatives from 1999 - 2010. He has focused much of his scholarly work in the areas of social and public policy, sport governance, sport for development and strategic management. Particular foci in his research, advocacy and activism have been placed on diversity and social justice issues involving a sport context with a particular emphasis on individuals with disabilities. Fay has presented over 60 scholarly papers at a variety of international and national academic and professional conferences and has authored or co-authored over 30 book chapters, academic articles and monographs.

Fay has an extensive background in international sport including the Olympic and Paralympic movements. He has had a varied career as an educator, advocate and activist involving a number of human rights initiatives, environmental policy and protection campaigns and community organizing efforts. Fay is recognized as an international expert on issues related to the integration and inclusion of athletes with a disability in mainstream sport. He helped in the drafting Article 30.5 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities (2007) that addresses the right of full inclusion of persons with a disability in all culture, leisure, recreation and sport activities as a universal right. He is currently a member of the national steering committee for the Alliance for Athletics Equity for Students with Disabilities (US). 

Presented by the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Location: Room 140, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.