CIRS Faculty Lectures, FIFA World Cup Series, Panels, Regional Studies

How Has the World Cup 2022 Changed Qatar?

Ever since Qatar was awarded the hosting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022TM in December 2010, the small state has been criticized for its human rights record in Western media, particularly by British newspapers. In our panel, we will discuss the changes that have taken place in Qatar in the last decade and the challenges that remain. We will also focus on migrant workers and women’s rights and how staging the world’s most remarkable sporting event has impacted the diversification of Qatar’s natural gas dependent economy, and its relations with other countries in the region and worldwide.

Featuring: Danyel Reiche, Amal Al-Malki, Gerd Nonneman, Alexis Antoniades, Haya Al-Noaimi, Max Tuñón.