ICJS Event: Beijing Olympics Series — Mike Leeds on "The Olympics as propaganda"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Temple University, Japan Campus
Mita Hall Room 502 (Access)
Open to general public.
A buffet will be available for a fee but there is no charge for attending the session. Seating is limited. RSVP recommended.
Registration closed

With the Beijing Olympics of 2008 approaching, the world will turn its attention to China both inside and outside of the sports arena.

As part of a series on the Olympics, TUJ is hosting a discussion with Professor Michael Leeds on the Berlin Olympics of 1936. Mike, an authority on sports economics, is the author of "Do Good Olympics Make Good Neighbors?" (Contemporary Economic Policy, 2007), and has done extensive research on professional and amateur athletics. He holds a Princeton doctorate in economics and is a member of our business faculty. (Click here for his profile.)

For this retrospective look at Olympics politics, Mike will include some segments of Leni Riefenstahl's film on the 1936 Berlin Olympics, "Olympia," to illustrate how the Olympics are used as a symbol of national ambition.

About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.