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Speaker Gene Smith, athletic director for The Ohio State University and former NCAA president.


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‘Why All the Fuss About the Washington Redskins?’

January 21, 2014 | Events

Student groups and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the Moritz College of Law will present a panel discussion and reception on Jan. 29 on “Why All the Fuss About the Washington Redskins Football Team: The Intersection of Sports Money & Social Justice.”

The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. in the William B. Saxbe Auditorium and will feature the following panelists:

·         Gene Smith, athletic director for The Ohio State University and former NCAA president;

·         Michael Taylor, assistant professor of anthropology and Native American studies at Colgate University and author of Contesting Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representation;

·         John Low, assistant professor in Ohio State’s Department of Comparative Studies; and

·         Luke Fedlam ’13, a sports and entertainment attorney at Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter.

Professor Creola Johnson will moderate the discussion.

The event is sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, the Student Bar Association’s Diversity Committee, and the Moritz Office of Diversity & Inclusion.