Panels, Regional Studies

Football and the State in the Middle East


This panel discussion was the second event being hosted to highlight the research conducted under CIRS project Football in the Middle East, the outcome of which is a new book edited by Professor Abdullah Al-Arian published by Hurst/Oxford University Press. The panel looks at how football is affecting states, governments, and societies across the region. 

Moderator: Suzi Mirgani (Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar)

Panelists: Niki Akhavan (The Catholic University of America), Craig LaMay (Northwestern University in Qatar), and Abdullah Al-Arian (Georgetown University in Qatar)

Location: CIRS Conference Room, Georgetown University in Qatar