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Faculty Experts on Olympic Values

Georgetown faculty can comment on Olympic values through sport, culture, education, and other public initiatives.

To arrange interviews with these or other experts, please contact the Office of Communications.

Faculty experts include:

Thomas Banchoff

Thomas Banchoff is the director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs and associate professor in the government department and the School of Foreign Service. His research centers on religious and ethical issues in world politics, and he can comment on Olympic values and the need to extend them beyond the Games. He recently directed the Berkley Center’s worldwide Olympic values essay competition, which gathered student essays about how to realize Olympic values through sport, culture, education and other public initiatives. In June, Banchoff participated in the Olympic Values Symposium in London, hosted by Lord Colin Moynihan, chair of the British Olympic Association. He is also co-author of an upcoming report on realizing Olympic values in the 21st century, which will be published shortly before the start of the Games. The Berkley Center has also compiled an online resource about the Olympic Movement, which is available on the center's website.

 

Katherine Marshall

Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs and visiting professor in the School of Foreign Service, has worked for over three decades on international development. She can comment on Olympic values, development and human rights. Her long career with the World Bank (1971-2006) involved a wide range of leadership assignments, many focused on Africa. Marshall recently spearheaded the Olympic Values Symposium in London, hosted by Lord Colin Moynihan, chair of the British Olympic Association. She is co-author with Banchoff of an upcoming report on realizing Olympic values in the 21st century, to be published shortly before the start of the Games.

 

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