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Sports: A Master Class in Ethics & ValuesMaster ClassIn-Person

Sunil Gulati headshot with a light gray background.

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

at The National Arts Club

Based on Gulati’s enormously popular course at Columbia University, this master class will explore ethics and values using case studies from the world of soccer. We’ll consider on-field issues as well as doping, bribery, match-fixing, college admissions, and more. Among other things, we’ll explore how similar situations sometimes lead to very different responses outside of professional sports.

In-person master classes last a full school day. Teachers spend three hours working with the faculty member. During the remainder of the day, participants will have the rare opportunity to exchange ideas and strategies with other brilliant educators who share their passion for the day’s topic. Both parts of the day are highly prized.

Sunil Gulati, Columbia University

Sunil Gulati is the Michael Dakolias senior lecturer in the economics department at Columbia University. He balances his academic work with his numerous responsibilities within the sport of soccer worldwide. He served on the Columbia Economics Faculty from 1986 to 1990 before joining the World Bank through its Young Professionals Program in 1991 and serving as a country economist for the emerging country of Moldova. He rejoined the Columbia faculty on a full-time basis in 2003 and teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Economics, Sports Economics, and The Global Economy, along with Sports Economics and Policy at the Columbia Business School. Having served three terms as U.S. Soccer Federation president, Gulati has more than 40 years of experience at all levels of soccer in the United States.