Invited speakers

1st Conference, Wednesday, 12th Semptember 2012

Jorge Olímpio Bento

Society, Sport and Values: the need of a discursive and practical remission


Prof Bento







Jorge Olímpio Bento is full professor at the University of Porto, Director of the Faculty of Sports and Head of the Department of Sport Pedagogy. He was Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Sport from 1986 to 1996 and Pro-Dean of the University of Porto from 1995 to 1998. He wrote a distinguished number of books and essays about sport considered as a pedagogical, social and cultural subject. Great leader and supporter of the Lusofonia, is co-founder of the Congress of Sport Sciences and Physical Education of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and supervised a significant number of masters and doctoral Brazilian students. He practices regularly and with great passion running and football.



2nd Conference, Thursday, 13th Semptember 2012

Pam Sailors

Paula and the Pacers: he led she sped?


Prof Pam








Pam Sailors is Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department Head, and Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University. She earned her PhD, with a dissertation on autonomy and in vitro fertilization, from the University of Georgia in 1996, and began her career writing about issues in bioethics. A member of IAPS since 2006, she has contributed to the philosophy of sport literature with articles on mercy rules, mountaineering, running, and roller derby. In her spare time, she runs a fair bit, and has completed 23 marathons.



3rd Conference, Friday, 14th Semptember 2012

Tomaz Morais

Rugby Values and Globalization


foto tomaz morais


Graduated in Physical Education and Sport, is now Technical Director of the National Portuguese Rugby Federation. He is also consultant of the International Rugby Board (IRB) for the elaboration of a global strategic plan for sevens. International player at the time, Tomás was forced to leave the competition as athlete because of an injury. Thus he early decided to dedicate himself to coaching career being, then, rugby’s national champion with Grupo Desportivo de Direito team (1999 e 2000). In 2011 Tomás Morais assumes the role of Rugby’s Portuguese Coach (both in XV and in sevens) leading Portugal to 15th position on the International Rugby Board ranking and qualifying the “Lobos” team for the 2007 World Rugby Championship (France). In 2004 he was nominated by the International Rugby Board as World Coach of the Year, with Jack White (South Africa), Bernard Laporte (France) and Gordon Tietjens (New Zealand). Tomás is also teacher on the university and business consultant in company’s management for the fields of business management, leadership and motivation. Plus the large collaboration with press (he is a weekly columnist in the newspaper "A Bola"), and the participation on sportive TV programs, is the author of the book “Compromisso: nunca desistir” (Booknomics, 2006).



4th Conference, Saturday, 15th Semptember 2012

Lev Kreft

Sport as drama


 Prof Lev







Lev Kreft is professor of aesthetics and philosophy of sport at Faculty of Art – University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and founding member and actual president of the European Association for Philosophy of Sport. This year, he published a book on philosophy of sport “Left Sky-Hook” in Slovenian, with texts which discuss aesthetics of sport, sport ethics, totalitarianism and physical culture, Roman spectacles and other issues. Member of the Editorail board of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.






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