Alumni

Backstage in the Olympic Movement and the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid

International Roundtable

March 19, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chicago is a finalist against Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Madrid for the rights to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The process is entering its most intensive phase, as the official candidature file has been recently delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and released to the public.

Where

Gleacher Center
608
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Chicago is a finalist against Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Madrid for the rights to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The process is entering its most intensive phase, as the official candidature file has been recently delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and released to the public. The IOC Evaluation Commission will visit our city next month, and intense lobbying and presentation efforts over the summer will culminate with a decision on October 2 in Copenhagen. Who are the decision-makers and what are their chief criteria in deciding among these four proposals? What major challenges and strengths does Chicago bring to the table? What are the domestic impacts of the bid on our city? What happens if Chicago wins? John J. MacAloon has devoted thirty years of research and published many books and articles on the history and anthropology of the Olympic Games. He holds the Olympic Order, the Olympic Movement's highest award, for his scholarly and diplomatic work with the IOC. He presently is a senior International Relations team member of the Chicago 2016 Candidature Committee.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 3/19/2009

Speaker Profiles

John J. MacAloon (Speaker)
Professor and Academic Associate Dean, Social Sciences Graduate Division, The University of Chicago

Questions

Karl Buschmann 

847.310.0412

Other Information

NOTE ON PARKING: AMC Theater-River East Self parking Garage provides discounted parking. The discount will be available weekday evenings and on weekends for our alumni while attending GSB events at the Gleacher Center. 300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 after 3:00pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period Garage: Self Park Facility Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only. To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. The new system for the AMC Theater- River East Self Park Garage is automated. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. You can validate your parking ticket at any time between your arrival at and departure from the Gleacher Center. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.

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