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Event: Why Doping Matters in Sports

What do we really care about in sport, and how does the reckless use of biomedical enhancements undermine those values?

Come to Why Doping Matters in Sports, a lecture by Hastings Center president emeritus Thomas Murray, with introductory remarks by director of research  Josephine Johnston and an interview with Hastings Center Fellow Arthur L. Caplan. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 7, at 5:30 PM at the NYU School of Professional Studies. It is free and open to the public.

Murray is a leading expert on the ethics of doping in sports and a former chair of the ethical issues review panel for the World Anti-Doping Agency. His book, Good Sport — Why Our Games Matter, and How Doping Undermines Them, was published earlier this year.

His lecture will be followed by an interview with Hastings Center Fellow Arthur Caplan, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at New York University Langone Health and founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics. The discussion will focus on the ways in which performance-enhancing drugs distort the connection between natural talents, the dedication to perfect those talents, and success in sport.

Read more about the event. 

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Listen to Murray in conversation with Hastings Center president Mildred Solomon on why some performance-enhancing technologies are acceptable, and others are not, on The Hastings Center’s podcast, Hastings Conversations.

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