News & Events
Blog Entries Image

Doping in Sport: How the Culture Might Change

February 09, 2017

We are pleased to announce our upcoming symposium, “Doping in Sport: How the Culture Might Change,” which will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.

Doping in Sport: How the Culture Might Change

Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, will offer the Keynote Speech to begin the day’s activities. Sir Philip, who has served as IPC President for over 15 years, demonstrated his organization’s strong position against doping when he banned Russian athletes from competing in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. This announcement followed a report from the World Anti-Doping Agency that included accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russia.

In addition to Sir Philip’s keynote speech, which will touch on the Russian athlete ban at the Paralympics, panelists will discuss doping issues in Rio and solutions to the current issues of doping in sport.

Rebecca Ruiz of The New York Times will deliver a presentation titled, “Investigating the Russian Doping.”

Panelists include:

  • Howard Jacobs, Sports Attorney
  • William Bock III, Sports Attorney (USADA)
  • Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Sports Psychologist and Author
  • Michael Lenard, Vice President of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)
  • Kathleen Wallace, USOC Ombuds
  • Dan Halem, Major League Baseball
  • Kelly C. Crabb, Sports Lawyer and Adjunct Professor at USC Law
  • Jeffrey Benz, Sports Attorney and ADR Specialist

T.J. Quinn of ESPN will serve as moderator for the panels, and panelists will include athletes and guests from the United States Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Major League Baseball, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

This symposium is sponsored by The Foundation for Global Sports Development with support from Pepperdine University School of Law; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton, LLPSports Lawyers Association; JAMS Alternative Dispute Resolution; and

Attendance is free, but registration is required:

The day’s schedule is below:

  • 11:30 – 12:30: Registration and Lunch
  • 12:40: Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Steven Ungerleider and Maureen Weston
  • 12:50: Keynote Presentation: “Perspectives on Rio 2016,” Sir Philip Craven, International Paralympic Commitee President
  • 1:30: “Investigating Russian Doping,” Rebecca Ruiz, The NY Times
  • 2:15: Break
  • 2:30: Panel 1 – “Rio 2016: Point/Counterpoint”
  • 3:45: Break
  • 4:00: Panel 2 – “Finding Answers”
  • 5:30: Closing Remarks, David Ulich


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *