James M. Dorsey

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James M. Dorsey

Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, an adjunct senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of Wuerzburg’s Institute of Fan Culture.

Qatar’s World Cup back in the spotlight at US FIFA trial

Testimony of a star witness in a courtroom in the USA has revealed new allegations of Qatari wrongdoing in its bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The allegations by Alejandro Burzaco, the…

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Nov 22, 2017 James M. Dorsey Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /


First ever admission of women to Saudi Arabian sport stadium

King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia welcomed women through its gates for the first time in its history to celebrate the Arabian Gulf nation’s 87th anniversary. The…

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Sep 28, 2017 James M. Dorsey Culture / Events / Sport / Venues /


Fan opposition to Qatar World Cup and Qatar Airways sponsorships goes viral

James M. Dorsey sees that FIFA 2022 World Cup host Qatar is discovering the reputational risk that goes with hosting high-profile mega sporting events with Qatar Airways' sponsorship of…

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Jul 15, 2015 James M. Dorsey Events / Marketing / Sport / Tourism /


Women’s sporting rights put Saudi Arabia and Iran on the defensive

The struggle for women’s rights to engage in sport and attend sporting events in Iran and Saudi Arabia is highlighted by regular contributor James M. Dorsey. The expected arrival of…

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Oct 15, 2014 James M. Dorsey Culture / Legal / Sport / Venues /