Behind the Games: The Effect of the Olympics on Host Cities

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University of Connecticut School of Law

45 Elizabeth Street

William F. Starr Hall

Hartford, CT 06105

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Behind the Games:

The Effect of the Olympics on Host Cities

The Olympic Games have long been celebrated as a beacon of international cooperation, a pinnacle of human achievement, and a catalyst for positive change. Nevertheless, debate rages as to whether the Games are in fact a benefit to the cities that host them. Following each closing ceremony, communities, activists, and economists question whether the opportunities for positive change have been realized. Analyzing the differences between a successful and a destructive Olympic Games provides valuable instruction in successful event planning, which can be implemented in future local, regional, and national events.

Our panels will focus on the capacity of the Games to serve as either an instrument for advocacy or for the suppression of human rights protections, the land use and urban development strategies implemented by host cities and organizers, and the economic impacts and viability of the Games.

We invite you to join legal scholars, leading economists, and practitioners in exploring these issues. Participants are encouraged to attend the networking reception at the end of the day.

RSVP BY APRIL 8, 2019

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. This event is free for students, faculty, and staff; $60 for practitioners and other guests. Eligible for 4.5 Connecticut CLE Credits (General).


Additional information regarding our speakers, panel topics, and the event schedule can be found here.

If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The address of the William F. Starr Hall 45 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105. Directions are available here. Our campus is served by CTransit. Uber and Lyft also service our campus area.


You are invited to reserve parking for the CJIL Symposium at the University of Connecticut on 04/12/2019 07:00 am. To reserve parking, please click on the following link:

https://www.verrus.com/default.asp?ctState=hpEventPark&hpEventUID=119230

and enter your vehicle license plate. Parking for this event is valid from 04/12/2019 07:00 am to 04/12/2019 06:00 pm. Please note: Park in B lot


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact tatyana.marugg@uconn.edu or tarek.chatila@uconn.edu

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, please cancel your reservation if you can no longer attend.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, please register for yourself and any guests that you will be joining you.

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University of Connecticut School of Law

45 Elizabeth Street

William F. Starr Hall

Hartford, CT 06105

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