Friday, October 7, 2011

Closing the Books on PTG 2011

Well I had a great week. I met a lot of smart and interesting people, presented my first academic paper on sports governance and learned an awful lot.

Thanks especially to Jens Sejer Andersen and colleagues both for organizing a really great conference, but also (and with sincere gratitude) for allowing an academic policy wonk from Colorado to present some new research on FIFA governance in the milieu of seasoned professionals and insiders.

Blogging around here next week will return to its normal pace, though there is no shortage of topics and issues to discuss. I do have a title for my next paper on sports governance, building on a ongoing discussion here -- Lex Sportiva vs. Lex Imperium. That is indeed where a lot of the action is going to be in the rapidly evolving context of international sports governance. Stay tuned, much more to come.

Now I must finish up a presentation on rates of decarbonization across the Canadian provinces, complete a short essay about the L'Aquila earthquake prediction and lawsuit episode and prepare an invited piece for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the relationship of scientists and politicians ... the sport break, it appears, is now over!


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