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The Europe Desk is a production of the BMW Center for German and European Studies and is copyright of Georgetown University. 

Jan 23, 2024

We sat down with Dr. Danyel Reiche, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown on the Qatar campus who teaches on “Soccer Politics”, and co-author of the book “Qatar and the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Politics, Controversy, Change”. We discussed the intersection of soccer and politics including sportswashing, the shifting dynamics of European soccer, and human rights in sports.

The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings together leading experts working on the most pertinet issues facing Europe and transatlantic relations today.


Music: Sam Kyzivat and Breakmaster Cylinder

Design: Sarah Diebboll

Leadership: Hailey Ordal, Josephine Sylvestre

Production: Sophie al Mutawaly, Louis Onoratini, and Nina Avramovski

Communications: Sophie al Mutawaly