Symposium to mark 20 years of CIES

Symposium to mark 20 years of CIES

CIES (International Centre for Sports Studies) is organising a symposium to mark 20 years of scientific and academic activities.

The symposium will gather various speakers whose expertise will help to better understand this complex issue as well as to highlight the steps which have already been taken or still need to be introduced to detect and stop manipulations of competitions. This special day will be attended by the following speakers:

Octavian Bivolaru: Senior Legal Counsel - FIFA
Pierre Cornu: Judge - Cantonal Court of Neuchâtel
Madalina Diaconu: Associate Professor - University of Neuchâtel
Michael Emde: Attorney at Law - Bochum, Germany
Ralf Mutschke: Director of Security - FIFA
Denis Oswald: Hon. Professor - University of Neuchâtel, Director - CIES
Pierre-Charles Pradier: Professor - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Thierry Pujol: Director of Sport Integrity - Française des jeux, Paris
Wilhelm Rauch: Head of Legal Services - Swiss Federal Office of Sport
Laurent Vidal: Professor - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Date and time
Wednesday 20 January 2016 from 9.00 to 16.30 CET (doors open at 8.30).

University of Neuchâtel, Aula des Jeunes-Rives, Espace Louis-Agassiz 1, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Entrance fee
The symposium is a celebratory event and therefore entrance is free.

Due to the limited number of places available, registration is mandatory by sending your first name, last name and your organisation's name by no later than Friday 15 January 2016 at the address: events(at)

To download the full programme: please click here.

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