Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver Visits NYU Abu Dhabi in Support of MENA Games

Press Release

Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver visited the MENA Special Olympics venue NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) yesterday and met with NYUAD leadership, faculty, and Special Olympics athletes.

Shriver was greeted by NYUAD Vice Chancellor Al Bloom, Provost Fabio Piano, and Associate Vice Chancellor, Global Education and Outreach and Vice Provost Carol Brandt. During his visit, Shriver also  met with the Special Olympics UAE athletes, Special Olympics volunteers, and NYUAD faculty, and toured NYUAD’s athletics facilities.

Shriver is the son of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics games, and a leader in global efforts to improve and enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Timothy Shriver is a social leader, an educator, activist, film producer and business entrepreneur, as well as the Chairman and CEO of the Special Olympics.

NYUAD is one of several main venues hosting the MENA Special Olympics games.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.