April 14, 2009
Heather L. Reid, professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, had her philosophical analysis of the Beijing Olympic Games presented at the Post Beijing 2008: Geopolitics, Sport, Pacific Rim conference in Cork, Ireland.
The event was co-sponsored by the International Journal of the History of Sport and the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies at University College Cork. Her paper was presented by J.A. Mangan, founding and academic executive editor of the International Journal of the History of Sport and Sport in the Global Society.
Reid also recently attended a symposium on Sports Arbitration with World Anti-Doping Agency and the Olympic Games at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
Reid joined the Morningside faculty in 1996. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has received international recognition for her expertise on the philosophical foundations of the Olympic Games. She has served as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. Reid is also author of “The Philosophical Athlete” and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on ancient Greek philosophy, sport philosophy and Olympic studies.