Lecture: Head Games - The Inside Story of Football’s Concussion Crisis


Location: Mendoza College of Business, Jordan Auditorium

Alan Schwarz is a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist best known for his reporting of public health issues for New York Times. His 130-article series on concussions in sports is credited with revolutionizing the treatment of head injuries in professional and youth sports, and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Price for Public Service. He is also the author of A.D.H.D. Nation

• How one New York Times sportswriter exposed a massive N.F.L. cover-up, forced Congressional hearings and revolutionized sports safety.
• Exclusive league documents, notes and audio from real-time interviews with commissioner Roger Goodell and more.
• The backstory behind the Will Smith movie Concussion and the book League of Denial.

Please contact Jessica Baron with any questions. All are welcome.

Co-sponsors for this event are Reilly Endowment for Excellent in the History of Medicine, Notre Dame Research, College of Arts & Letters, Undergraduate Studies in the College of Arts & Letters, Center for Health Sciences Advising, Reily Center’s GLOBES Graduate Program, Menzoda College’s Sports Analytics Club, Department of Anthropology.

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