2. Lecture Series

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The Qatar FIFA World Cup in November and December 2022 in Qatar will be the first such tournament in the Middle East. The Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Lecture Series will cover the implications of staging one of the world’s largest sporting events on the social, political, and economic development of Qatar as well as on regional and global affairs.

 

Upcoming Lectures:

Poster for event

Register here: www.qatar.georgetown.edu/wc2022


Past Lectures:

Qatar´s Football Journey: From First Games on Sand to Hosting the World as Asian Champions – Matthias Krug, November 16, 2020

Matthias Krug is an author and journalist who was born and raised in Qatar, where he lives with his family. Matthias has written extensively about football, society, politics and culture for over 18 years for some of the biggest publications around the world, including for the BBC, CNN, ESPN, The Huffington Post, The Irish Examiner, Al Jazeera English, 442, El Pais, Arts Monthly Australia, and many others. His most recent book is titled Journeys on a Football Carpet, published by HBKU Press in Qatar, won awards at the International Book Awards and Living Now Awards. His creative short stories have been published in literary magazines across numerous countries.

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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar in Historical Perspective – David Goldblatt, October 6, 2020

British sociologist, journalist, and bestselling author David Goldblatt surveyed the economics, politics, and urban development that have accompanied the upcoming event and compared them to past World Cups in this first lecture of the series.

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