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The Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Dave Zirin, award-winning sports editor for The Nation, will deliver the 2017-18 Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press lecture.

Free & open to the public.

Dave Zirin takes audiences inside the modern world of sports for a provocative look at the interplay between politics, culture and the games we love.

Named one of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World", Dave is The Nation’s first-ever sports writer. Referred to as the “conscience of American sportswriting” by The Washington Post, he also hosts Sirius XM’s “Edge of Sports Radio” and co-hosts the radio program, “The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide.”

He is also the author of multiple books, including his latest, “Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy,” and he is a sought-after TV and radio commentator, featured frequently on NBC, ESPN and MSNBC.

From class, race and sex to religion and society, Dave brings his unique point-of-view on sports and politics to the stage, revealing how on-the-field play shapes and reflects what is happening off-the-field in America and around the world.

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