FIFA World Cup Series, Panels, Regional Studies

A World Cup for Qatar or the Middle East?


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 (Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar)

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

Location: CIRS Conference Room, Georgetown University in Qatar