Caabu invites you to an online briefing on football in the Middle East, with an expert panel of speakers; Abdullah Al-Arian, an Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University in Qatar where he specializes in the modern Middle East and the study of Islamic social movements and author of Football in the Middle East, Zahra R. Babar, Associate Director for Research at the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar and Professor Ramón Spaaij, a sociologist based at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 1pm (BST UK time).
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When: Tuesday 19 July 2022, 13:00 (BST, UK time).
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About the speakers:
Abdullah Al-Arian is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University in Qatar where he specializes in the modern Middle East and the study of Islamic social movements. He is the author of Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat’s Egypt (Oxford University Press, 2014) and editor of the upcoming Football in the Middle East: State, Society, and the Beautiful Game (Hurst). He received his doctorate in history at Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in sociology of religion at the London School of Economics. Previously, he was the Carnegie Centennial Visiting Fellow at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is also editor of the Critical Currents in Islam page on the Jadaliyya e-zine.
He Tweets @anhistorian.
Zahra R. Babar is Associate Director for Research at the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar. She has published several articles and book chapters, including most recently, Improving the evidence on health inequities in migrant construction workers preparing for big sporting events. She edited, Mobility and Forced Displacement in the Middle East, Food Security in the Middle East, and Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC. Previously, she has served with the International Labor Organization and the United Nations Development Program. Her current research interests include rural development, migration and labor policies, and citizenship in the Persian Gulf states.
All her articles can be read here.
Professor Ramón Spaaij is a sociologist based at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and the Utrecht University School of Governance, The Netherlands. His work contributes to contemporary debates on cultural diversity, social inclusion, refugee settlement, and violence in relation to sport. He has published 15 books including Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society (Routledge, 2014), Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries (Routledge, 2011), and The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism (Columbia University Press, 2017, with Mark S. Hamm).
He Tweets @Ramon_Spaaij.
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