FIFA World Cup Series, Panels, Regional Studies

The World Cup and Women's Empowerment in Qatar


In 2010, Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Only two years later in 2012, the first Qatari woman competed in the Olympic Games. This panel discussion will look at the impact of hosting the first World Cup in the Middle East on women’s participation in sports, as well as their rights and lived experiences in the country.

Panelists: Zarqa Parvez Abdullah (Georgetown University in Qatar), Afraa Al-Noaimi (Josoor Institute), Susan Dun (Northwestern University in Qatar)

Moderator: Danyel Reiche (Georgetown University in Qatar)

Location: CIRS Conference Room, Georgetown University in Qatar