FIFA World Cup Series, Panels

A World Cup for Qatar or the Middle East?

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In 2010, Qatar won the bid to become the first ever Middle Eastern and Arab country to host a FIFA World Cup. Even though all 32 teams will be hosted in Qatar and all 64 games will be played in local stadiums, the state is emphasizing the broader regional character of the event. Join us for a panel discussion on the tournament’s impact on neighboring countries and its effect on regional relations.

Moderator: Suzi Mirgani, Assistant Director for Publication at CIRS-GUQ

Panelists: Danyel Reiche (GUQ), Hissa Al-Kubaisi (GUQ Alumna), Irene Theodoropoulou (Qatar University)

Location: CIRS Conference Room, Georgetown University in Qatar (Ground Floor)