Doping and the Culture of Sport


The Straus Institute’s program on “Doping and the Culture of Sport” is scheduled from noon to 5:30pm (Pacific) today and will be webcast live at:

“Doping and the Culture of Sport” will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Arne Ljungqvist, a pioneer in the fight against doping in sport; a showing of the award-winning film “The War on Doping,” followed by commentary by producer Bjorn Bertoft; and two panels including medical and legal experts, doping specialists, journalists, and athletes, discussing concerns related to doping, doping control, and what this means for the future of sport. 

Presented by:
Pepperdine University School of Law and Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Sponsored by:
Global Sports Development Foundation
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
In collaboration with Professor Arne Ljungqvist, Anti-Doping Foundation at the University of Stockholm


  • Professor Arne Ljungqvist, MD, IOC Medical Commission, Vice President WADA
  • Bjorn Bertoft, Producer “The War on Doping”
  • Thomas H. Murray, Hastings Center for Ethics, President Emeritus
  • Pilar Alvarez-Laso, UNESCO
  • Don H. Catlin, MD, Former Member IOC Medical Commission
  • Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN and “Game of Shadows” co-author
  • Ted Friedmann, MD, GenTherapy Center, UCSD
  • Martial Saugy, PhD, Doping Control Laboratory, Lausanne,
  • Mathieu Holz, Criminal Intelligence Officer, INTERPOL
  • Carie Graves, Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Juliet Macur, Investigative Reporter, New York Times
  • T. J. Quinn, Investigative Reporter, ESPN
  • Professor Maureen Weston, Pepperdine School of Law
  • David Ulich, Esq., Sheppard Mullin LLP
  • Steve Ungerleider, PhD, Visiting Scholar, University of Texas
  • Richard McLaren, CAS Arbitrator, University of Western Ontario
  • Jeffrey Benz, CAS Arbitrator, Los Angeles, CA


Al Sturgeon

Assistant Dean for Student Life


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