James M. Dorsey
Academic, Journalist, Syndicated Columnist, Blogger.
James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, co-director of the Institute of Fan Culture at the University of Würzburg in Germany and the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a syndicated column as well as two books, one with the same title as the blog and Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario as well as four forthcoming books dealing with China and the Middle East, the Gulf crisis and Pakistan.
Prior to entering academia, James was an award-winning, veteran journalist, who covered ethnic and religious conflict in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and The Christian Science Monitor.
James served as an advisor to global public relations agency Hill & Knowlton as well as to the chairman of the World Economic Forum for the first four Middle East and North Africa summits in the 1990s.
Over the years, James has advised major financial institutions and corporations on developments in the Middle East and North Africa.
He is a member of the advisory board of the European Water Partnership and has worked closely with the World Economic Forum, the World Water Forum, the World Water Council, the UN Secretary General’s office and the United Nations Foundation on water issues.
Play the Game
Athletes knock the legs from under global sports governance
Egypt’s search for a fig leaf: It’s not the Handball World Championship
The fallacy of soccer’s magical bridge-building qualities
Tackling the elephant in the room: the incestuous and inseparable relationship between sports and politics
Volleyball in Iran: A litmus test for women’s rights
Amnesty International criticism returns Qatar to square one
AFC president’s FIFA presidential bid mired in abuse of human rights allegations
Stadium construction: A political barometer
Questions about Qatar’s World Cup hosting get renewed boost
A vote for Prince Ali is a likely vote for change – and for challenge
Volleyball federation sanctions Iran in new assertiveness on women's sporting rights
Mounting workers’ deaths increase pressure on Qatar, FIFA and Asian countries
Singaporean dark horse in IOC race campaigns on promise of change
Qatar’s love affair with France consummated with soccer
AFC reports stolen Bin Hammam payment documents to police
FIFA investigates: World Cup host Qatar in the hot seat
Soccer meets politics at Doha’s Mohammed Abdul Wahhab Mosque
Middle Eastern buying spree changes European soccer landscape
Resignations deepen rift among Turkish Islamists and country’s soccer crisis
Football Produces for Qatar PR Fiasco Rather than PR Boon
Emboldened Fans Rewrite the Politics of Egyptian Football
Football Pitches: A Battleground for North Africa’s Future