3. Blogs

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Read blogs by invited scholars and experts on some of the important issues around the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022.
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A Successful FIFA World Cup 2022: How Qatar Proved its Critics Wrong and Can Continue to do so

Blog 37, December 14, 2022. Danyel Reiche, Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS)

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Analyzing Arab-Israeli Tensions at the Qatar World Cup 2022

Blog 36, December 6, 2022. Giorgio Cafiero, CEO of Gulf State Analytics

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What is Distinctively Qatari about the World Cup 2022? An Expat Perspective

Blog 35, November 10, 2022. Irene Theodoropoulou, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Qatar University 

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Qatar’s Foreign Policy and the 2022 World Cup

Blog 34, October 24, 2022. Hissa Al-Kubaisi, Georgetown University in Qatar (Class of 2022).  

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The 2022 World Cup, Post-Colonial Narratives, and Sports Diplomacy

Blog 33, October 16, 2022. Thomas Bonnie James and Sarah Muhanna Al-Naimi, Qatar University.

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Football and Technology: The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be Qatar’s Chance to Show its “Cool” Stadiums

Blog 32, September 28, 2022. Clemente Lisi, journalist, editor, and professor.

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The Qatar World Cup, Vision 2030, and Women’s Empowerment

Blog 31, September 19, 2022. Jawaher Al-Shamari, Georgetown University in Qatar alumna.

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The Gulf’s Future in International Sport Just Got a Big Boost (from Vladimir Putin)

Blog 30, September 4, 2022. Craig LaMay is a journalist and a professor and director of the journalism program at Northwestern University in Qatar.

The World Cup and the Utopian Promise of Upholding Human Rights

Blog 29, August 21, 2022. Zarqa Parvez is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Government at Georgetown University in Qatar and Adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University in Qatar.

In the Shadow of the FIFA World Cup: Qatar’s “Other” Favorite Sport

Blog 28, August 14, 2022. John McManus is a social anthropologist and writer.

The World Cup 2022 put Qatar on the map, literally, and we have the data to prove this!

Blog 27, March 14, 2022. Dr. Alexis Antoniades is an Associate Professor of International Economics at Georgetown University in Qatar. 

A Team of National Representation? Migration Histories in the Context of the FIFA World Cup

Blog 26, January 19, 2022. Gijs van Campenhout is an Assistant Professor in Geography, Youth and Education at Utrecht University.

Kafala Labor System Reform and the 2022 World Cup

Blog 25, December 20, 2021. Ngoc Nguyen is a writer and graduate of Georgetown University in Qatar.

World Cup 2022 and Qatar’s Mass Tourism Challenge: A Sustainable Future?

Blog 24, November 23, 2021. Alan S. Weber is a multi-disciplinary humanities scholar at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar.

From Nationalism to Internationalism: Sports Policies and Qatar’s International Status

Blog 23, November 7, 2021. Ahmed Badran is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Qatar University.

The World Cup and Politics of the Pandemic in Qatar

Blog 22, October 24, 2021. Uday Chandra is an Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University in Qatar.

The Need for Better Data on Health, Injury, and Death in Qatar

Blog 21, October 3, 2021. Andreas D. Flouris, FAME Laboratory, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece. Leonidas G. Ioannou, FAME Laboratory, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece. Zahra R. Babar, Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar

Qatar’s Golden Opportunity: Create Football Fandoms for Migrant Workers

Blog 20, September 14, 2021. Susan Dun is Associate Professor in Residence in the Media Industries and Technologies Program at Northwestern University in Qatar.  

Leveraging the opportunities from Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup: Lessons from the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup

Blog 19, June 7, 2021. Kamilla Swart is an Associate Professor in the Masters of Sport Management and Entertainment, Division of Engineering Management and Decision Sciences in the College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Qatar Airways’ Football Sponsorships as a Foreign Policy Strategy

Blog 18, May 26, 2021. Natasha Vincent is an incoming Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in London.

How the World Cup Impacts Sustainability in Qatar: Which Challenges Remain after the Tournament?

Blog 17, May 11, 2021. Katrin Scholz-Barth is Principal of Katrin Scholz-Barth Consulting and President of SustainableQATAR.

Qatar’s Empowered Sportswoman Narrative May Obscure Inequalities

Blog 16, April 25, 2021. Geoff Harkness is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rhode Island College.

Qatar’s Labor Rights Legacy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Blog 15, April 11, 2021. Andreas Krieg is an Assistant Professor at the School of Security Studies at King’s College London.

Citizenship vs. Identity: What a Passport or Football Jersey Can and Cannot Show

Blog 14, March 29, 2021. Eddie Kolla teaches history at Georgetown in Qatar.

Why the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar Should be not Boycotted

Blog 13, March 18, 2021. Danyel Reiche is Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Qatar. 

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Not the 2022 World Cup, Joe Biden Paved the Way for Ending the Qatar Blockade

Blog 10, January 31, 2021. Hilal Khashan is a Professor of Political Science at the American University of Beirut.

The Impact of the Lifting of the Blockade on the Qatar World Cup

Blog 9, January 24, 2021. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is a Fellow for the Middle East at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

The Ongoing Struggle for a Qatar 2022 Narrative

Blog 8, January 11, 2021. Paulino R. Robles-Gil Cozzi is a PhD candidate at the Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University.

Why Media Liberalization in Qatar Would Serve an Important 2022 Legacy

Blog 7, December 16, 2020. Craig L. LaMay is a professor at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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How Powerful has Qatar become in Elite Sport?

Blog 6, December 1, 2020. Nadim Nassif is an Associate Professor in Physical Education and Sports in Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU).

The Qatar World Cup 2022 Stadiums Are Built, But Will Pandemic-Era Fans Still Come?

Blog 5, November 16, 2020. Simon Chadwick is Director of Eurasian Sport, Professor of the Eurasian Sport Industry and Director of the Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry, at Emlyon Business School, based in Paris and Shanghai.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Increased Opportunities for Qatar’s Women Footballers?

Blog 4, November 3, 2020. Charlotte Lysa is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.

The Qatar World Cup: Dreaming of Bridging the Gulf Rift 

Blog 3, October 29, 2020. James M. Dorsey is an award-winning journalist and a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

National Identity in the Qatar Men’s National Football Team 

Blog 2, October 25, 2020. Ross Griffin is an Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature in Qatar University.

Avoiding White Elephants: Why the Education City Stadium is Built to Last

Blog 1, October 25, 2020. Danyel Reiche joined Georgetown University Qatar in summer 2020 as a Visiting Associate Professor.