Lecture Gijsbert Oonk on Football, Citizenship and National Identity at Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Lecture Series

What is the relationship between national belonging, acquiring citizenship and migration in football? Gijsbert Oonk will give a lecture on this subject as part of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Lecture Series on Sunday 21 March at 4 p.m. (UTC+1).

In his lecture, Gijsbert Oonk will discuss his study exploring the relationship between national belonging, acquiring citizenship, and migration. Taking high profile examples from international sports events, he seeks to unveil the complexities behind the question: who may represent the nation? The historical models of jus sanguine (blood ties) and jus soli (territorial birthright) are well-known markers and symbols of citizenship and nationality. Oonk proposes an ideal-type model of thick, thin, and in-between forms of citizenship.

Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Lecture Series
The World Cup 2022 Lecture Series will cover the implications of staging one of the world’s largest sporting events on the social, political, and economic development of Qatar as well as on regional and global affairs.

The World Cup 2022 Lecture Series is part of the “building a Legacy: Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022” research initiative at Georgetown University Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies. This project examines how Qatar is not only competing with traditional centers of global sport but also pursuing broader aims, such as contributing to national reputation and security.

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Prof. dr. Gijsbert Oonk

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