NY Giants Superstars Harry Carson, Victor Cruz, and Michael Strahan to Participate in Panel Discussion Hosted by NYU Sports and Society on May 7

“The Life of the World-Class Athlete: Three Generations of Giants Greats” Will be Moderated by Renowned Legal Scholar Arthur R. Miller

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 – NYU Sports and Society (scps.nyu.edu/sportsandsociety) will offer a unique opportunity to spend an evening with a trio of beloved, current and former NY Giants–Harry Carson, Victor Cruz, and Michael Strahan–during a panel discussion titled “The Life of the World-Class Athlete: Three Generations of Giants Greats.” The event will be the first in a series that is planned to provide an intimate perspective about what life is like in and out of the spotlight.

Today's athletes live in a world where every comment they make is instantly available worldwide—immediate fodder for social media, the 24-hour-a-day sports news cycle, and office gossip. As invincible as athletes appear on the playing field, they often experience a sense of vulnerability and exposure. This spirited dialogue will focus on how three generations of Super Bowl champions strive to build a lasting legacy of integrity, leadership, and sportsmanship.

Carson, Cruz, and Strahan will disclose details of their lives and careers; the pressures, the challenges, the bonding, and the expectations of them as leaders and role models for sports fans across the country.

Moderated by renowned legal scholar, Arthur R. Miller, who is the NYU Sports and Society chairman, an NYU University Professor, and director of Public Dialogues at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the panel will explore how these athletes deal with the difficult decisions and challenging circumstances that are the result of their extraordinary gifts, remarkable careers, and resultant fame.

The free event will take place at the NYU School of Law on Wednesday, May 7, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Attendees must register. Seats are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: The use of cameras, audio recording devices, and video recording devices is strictly prohibited at this event.

For more information and to register, visit: scps.nyu.edu/sportsandsociety/events.

When registering, please note if you are a member of the press and be sure to include your affiliation if you are planning to cover the event. Or, contact one of the individuals at the top of the release.

About NYU Sports and Society
Sports are often referred to as fun and games. And they are, but they are far more than that. Sports are a reflection of the most fundamental norms and values that shape human society. Sports represent escape from the world, but they also are a huge presence within the world, accounting for hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue and bringing together more nations and groups than any political entity is capable of doing. Sports are a test bed for science and medicine, as well as for teaching, communicating, and mentoring.

Sports are big business. Sports fuel the media. Sports are critical to advertising and merchandising many of the world’s most lucrative products. Sports shape the beliefs and values of our children. Sports have and can lead the way in societal reform and ethical progress. Sports create our heroes, villains, and pariahs.

Despite all this, there is no single academic program that is devoted to examining the meaning, the morality, and the impact of sports on a global scale in an intensive and interdisciplinary fashion. The NYU Sports and Society (NYUSS) seeks to become the go-to academic program in the world for discussions of all aspects of sports and society. For more information, visit: scps.nyu.edu/sportsandsociety.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.