Carol Elliott | February 10, 2017
The 2017 edition of Notre Dame Ethics Week will put a new spin on a popular topic — sports.
The annual conference, held Feb. 14-17 at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will explore “Sports and the Common Good” through a series of panel discussions, speakers and even the showing of a classic baseball movie.
“Sports is big business,” said Brian Levey, Mendoza teaching professor and one of the Ethics Week organizers. “Estimates peg the global sports market at $1.5 trillion. And by examining sports from a deeper perspective, we can explore business ethics issues in a relatable manner. Winning, losing, fair play, cheating, equality, discrimination, altruism, egoism -- sports has it all.”
Ethics Week events, which are free and open to the public, take place in the Giovanini Commons located in the lower level of Mendoza College of Business unless otherwise noted in the following schedule:
- Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Panel discussion: “Life Lessons from Sports: Performance & Purpose,” featuring Christopher Adkins, executive director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership; and Amber Lattner, founder, Lattner Performance Group
- Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12:20-1:30 p.m.: Panel discussion: “Building Global Bridges through Sports,” featuring Guiorgie “Gia” Kvaratskhelia, head fencing coach, University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame student-athletes Jonah Shainberg (fencing) and Sandra Yu (soccer); and Mario Berkeley, Mendoza teaching assistant (moderator)