Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Ethics of Being a Sports Fan

Posted by Philadelphia University on November 2, 2015

Lawrence Katz Memorial Lecture: Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Ethics of Being a Sports Fan

Wednesday, November 4 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kanbar Center Performance Space
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

The Arlen Specter Center for Public Service at Philadelphia University will host an endowed panel discussion entitled “Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Ethics of Being a Sports Fan.” This forum will focus on the issue of head injuries sustained by athletes and the ethical questions faced by those supporting sports which can lead to such injuries.

Moderator: Vai Sikahema, NBC10 News anchor and sports director

Panelists include:
· Steve Almond, author of New York Times; best-seller;Against Football
· Former Governor and Mayor Ed Rendell: sports fan extraordinaire and co-host of Comcast SportsNet’s Eagles Post Game Live
· Libby Nichols, ’14, Fulbright Scholar, researcher, medical student
· Bobbie Williams, former NFL guard, won 2013 Super Bowl with Baltimore Ravens, drafted by Eagles
· Dr. Demetrios Menegos, PhilaU alum, Team Physician, Philadelphia Soul, Sports Medicine specialist, Main Line Health
· Ryan Long, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Philosophy, Philadelphia University

Free and open to the public

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This Lawrence Katz Memorial Lecture honors the legacy of industrialist, Lawrence Katz.

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