New York, NY (October
12, 2010)—Professor Andrei Markovits, author of Gaming the
World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
(Princeton University Press, 2010), will discuss his book on Tuesday,
October 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Law School, located at 185 West
Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture, co-authored by Lars Rensmann, explores global sports in the 21st century and how professional teams and their players have assisted in the process of globalization, while simultaneously encouraging combative local allegiances and creating new types of cultural conflict and prejudice.
Professor Markovits is a world-renowned scholar and the author of Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America and Offside: Soccer and American Exceptionalism (both Princeton University Press). He is currently Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck, currently the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government in the White House, will introduce Professor Markovits.
The event is co-sponsored by the Law School’s Institute for Information Law & Policy and Sports Law Society.
Members of the media may RSVP to LaToya Jordan at email@example.com or 212.431.2191.
About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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