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