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Olympic Opportunity: Going for the Gold or Spending in the Red?
Appetizers and refreshments will be served at this evening panel discussing the DC bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, featuring DC Alumna Ngiste Abebe, AB'09.

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This panel will explore the complex business of bidding for mega-events. The panelists will weigh a city’s potential for long-term strategic development against the extreme price tag of bidding to host. The dialogue will focus on the largest global mega-event, the Olympic Games, and span dynamic policy areas from transportation and urban development to sports economics and diplomacy. Panelists will also share insights from the recent Springer publication Bidding for Development: How the Olympic Bid Process Can Accelerate Transportation Development.

Ngiste Abebe, Co-author, Bidding for Development
Trina Bolton, Co-author, Bidding for Development
Dr. Dennis Coates, UMBC, Department of Economics
Chris Watts, Managing Director, 4POINT4

John A. Flaherty
Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Heinz DC
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Ngiste Abebe AB'09

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Thursday, Nov 13 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
Hall of States
444 N. Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001