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The Cold War and the Olympics

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018,   7 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Vanderbilt Alumni Club

For decades, the Olympics were used as a battlefield in the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union. During the program, the ways in which Olympic athletes became players in an international game of politics will be discussed.

To register, visit the Alumni Association website. 

Information on the program:

Please join us for a Commodore Classroom in
conjunction with Vanderbilt’s Sports & Society Initiative. 
All Washington, DC alumni, parents, family and friends are welcome.  David Williams, II will serve as moderator as three distinguished speakers provide historical insights and perspectives:

Thomas A. Schwartz, Vanderbilt University Professor of History

David Maraniss, Journalist, Author and Pulitzer-Prize winning Associate Editor of the Washington Post

Amira Rose Davis, Penn State University Assistant Professor of History

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Reception:  7 p.m.
Program:  7:45 p.m.

The National Press Club
First Amendment Room
529 14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor
Washington, DC  20045

Cost:  $25/person

Includes lecture, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.