Sportswashing and the 2022 World Cup Soccer

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Sportswashing and the 2022 World Cup Soccer

16 Nov 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Closeup of a soccer ball on the field, in the distance in a blur a large stadium is backlit by the sun.

Join International Education on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Building S, Room S329, for a presentation by professor of Communications and Mass Media, Thomas Maple, exploring the phenomenon of Sportswashing. A term used to refer to how sports are used to obscure a country’s political or humanitarian shortcomings. This topic will be examined with the specific case of the 2022 World Cup Soccer to be held in Dubai.

Students can also register to attend this presentation via Zoom.

This event is being provided in conjunction with International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Students are encouraged to explore Study Abroad opportunities at SF and discover global conversations in the Developing Global Citizens podcast. Additional opportunities are available to students through SF’s Global Scholars Program.


16 Nov 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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