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Monday, April 20

University of Toronto Scarborough Instructional Centre,
1095 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
(All sessions will take place in IC 230)

8:45 Registration in Instructional Centre Atrium Continental breakfast (8:45am-9:15am)
9:15 Official Welcome

Hon. David Onley, University of Toronto Special Ambassador to the Pan Am & Parapan American Games, Senior Lecturer & Distinguished Visitor, University of Toronto Scarborough

Welcome Prof. Bruce Kidd, Vice President, University of Toronto & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough


9:30 Session I:

Chair: Prof. Kanta Murali, Political Science, University of Toronto

The Original Pan American Games? The Pan American “Olympics” at the 1937 Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition

Prof. Mark Dyreson, The Pennsylvania State University

Building an Hemispheric Dimension: Ideals and Political Cultures in the Pan American Games’ Design

Prof. Mariadele Di Blasio, Università di Bologna & Prof. Francesco Davide Ragno Università di Bologna

10:45 Break
11:00 Session II:

Chair: Prof. Paul Kingston, Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

Colonial Olympism in Jamaica and Puerto Rico: The Olympic Movement and Pan American Games from 1930 to the 1950s.

Prof. Antonio Sotomayor, University of Illinois

Team Azteca at the Pan American Games: Mexico and International Sport

Prof. William Beezley, The University of Arizona

12:15 Lunch

The Columbian Exchange

Prof. Rick Halpern, Dean & Vice-Principal Academic, University of Toronto ScarboroughThe Hub

A selection of foods representative of the Americas will be served

2:00 Session III:

Chair: Prof. Madhavi Kale, Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

Turning the Country into an “Immense and Clamorous Stadium”: Perón, the New Argentina and the 1951 Pan American Games

Prof. Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University

Historical Erasure and Cold War Inter-American Relations: The Chicago 1959 Pan American Games

Prof. John MacAloon, The University of Chicago

3:45 Panel Discussion at the Toronto Pan American Sports Centre

The Ambition of the 2015 Pan Am Parapan Am GamesLeadership Classroom, lower level, TPASC

Chair: Nancy Lee, Governing Council, University of Toronto


Drew Fagan, Deputy Minister for the Pan and Parapan American Games and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Heather Mitchell, Chair, Toronto Sports Council

Kimberley Tull, Manager, Community Development and Engagement, University of Toronto Scarborough

 4:45 Tour of TPASC by Scott McRoberts, Director, Athletics & Recreation
5:30 Reception in Leadership Room

Tuesday, April 21st

Hart House
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
(All sessions will take place in the East Common Room)

8:30 Registration and continental breakfast in East Common Room
9:00 Session IV:

Chair: Prof. Cora McCloy, Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

Drug Testing, Sex Verification, and the 1967 Pan American Games

Prof. Sarah Teetzel, University of Manitoba and Cesar R. Torres, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

“We Are Guilty Too:” North American Responses to the Doping Scandal of the 1983 Pan American Games

Prof. Jan Todd, University of Texas at Austin

10:15 Break
10:30 Session V:

Chair: Prof. Kevin Coleman, Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga

The VI Pan American Games and the End of Modern Colombia

Prof. David M. K. Sheinin, Trent University

Challenges Faced in the Hosting of the 1991 Pan Am Games in Havana, Cuba

Prof. Thomas F. Carter, University of Brighton

11:45 Lunch
1:15 Session VI:

Chair: Prof. Mark Solovey, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto

Canada and the Pan American Games

Prof. Russell Field, University of Manitoba, and Prof. Bruce Kidd, University of Toronto

Paving the Olympic Dream: The Politics of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro

Guilherme Nothen, University of Toronto

2:30 Break
2:45 Session VII:

Chair: Mark Norman, Kinesiology and Physical Education University of Toronto

Rhetorical Ambassadorship and the Pan American Games

Prof. Brenda Elsey, Hofstra University

3:30 Conclusions