Charlotte Campus News

Charlotte Campus News | May 6, 2013

Local Leaders Series Sparks Discussion on the Role of Sports in Our Society

In the seventh program of Northeastern University–Charlotte’s Local Leaders Global Impact Speaker Series, the campus played host to more than 40 guests who joined a discussion on “The Ethics & Role of Sports in Our Society.”

Featured speakers Fred Whitfield, President & COO of the Charlotte Bobcats; and Peter Roby, Athletic Director at Northeastern University, led a candid discussion on ways in which the sports industry and its figures impact our society. Both speakers examined ethical leadership in sports and the engagement of professional athletes as role models within our communities. They also delved into the industry’s obligation to the prevention of bullying and domestic violence.

Northeastern University–Charlotte’s Local Leaders Global Impact Speaker Series is a succession of programs designed to bring thought leadership to the Charlotte region, leveraging some of the university’s globally known faculty with local experts. Learn more about the series, view past event videos and register for an upcoming event.

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