Finding Identity and Thriving Through Sports


WHEN November 19, 2014
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development

In partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council

Sports help people achieve better health, learn values, and realize their identities, but how does this happen? Stories of using sports for personal transformation inspire us, yet they seem like unattainable fantasies for most people. In this conversation with Omar Nour, elite triathlete and Olympic hopeful, we hear what made his transformation possible, and discuss what communities can do to help young people find themselves and thrive through sports.

Image: Rob Alter / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.


Omar Nour First Egyptian Professional Triathlete

In conversation with

Brendan Parent Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Professional Studies Sports and Society Program


In Collaboration with

Abu Dhabi Sports Council
NYU Sports & Society Program

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