August 22, 2016
The Berkley Forum asks contributors to evaluate the significance of the 2016 Summer Olympics at this pivotal moment in world affairs. How do the messages conveyed through the Olympic values relate to the challenges of social inclusion and human rights? How have we seen—or not seen—these values manifest in the 2016 Olympics (e.g., the refugee team, Russia ban)? To what extent does the host nation and its society reflect Olympic values? How do Olympic values relate to the global challenges of peace and cooperation and how might these Olympics impact international relations? What could be a positive legacy of the historic Rio de Janeiro games?
related | WFDD and Berkley Center resources on past sporting events