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Dr. Danyel Reiche

Dr. Danyel Reiche Dr. Danyel Reiche Dr. Danyel Reiche is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) and a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Qatar where he leads a research initiative on the FIFA World Cup 2022. Together with Paul Brannagan, he published the book ‘Qatar and the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Politics, Controversy, Change’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2022), and edited the volume ‘Handbook of Sport in the Middle East’ (Routledge 2022). 

Dr. Danyel Reiche joined Georgetown University Qatar in the summer of 2020. It is the second time he is joining GU, after being a Visiting Assistant Professor at the main campus in Washington D.C. from 2006 to 2007.

Dr. Reiche graduated with distinction from Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. From 2008 to 2020, he was a tenured Associate Professor for Comparative Politics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon.

Dr. Reiche’s past research has focused on two areas: energy as well as sports policy and politics, with the latter his recent priority. Professor Reiche published ‘Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games’ in 2016 with Routledge. His proposed model to explain sporting success received positive reviews in academic journals and extensive media coverage. For example, CNN host Fareed Zakaria referenced the book in his weekly Washington Post column. Professor Reiche also edited with Tamir Sorek (University of Florida) a volume entitled ‘Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East’, which was published in 2019 with Hurst/Oxford University Press. His peer-reviewed articles have been published both in area study journals (such as International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics and Journal of Energy Policy) and in broader-oriented journals, such as Third World Quarterly or The Middle East Journal. Dr. Reiche is co-founder of the Sports Scholars in Lebanon Network (LESSN) and chair​ of the Political Studies Association’s Sport and Politics Study Group. 

Dr. Reiche has given invited lectures around the world at universities including Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. He has been frequently quoted by major media outlets including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and interviewed by podcasts, radio stations, and TV programs including Al Jazeera’s Inside Story.

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