JMD Webinar May 29 12:00 EST


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CKC Speaker Series: Mr. James Dorsey

You are invited to the inaugural presentation of the CKC 

Speaker Series.

Mr. James Dorsey will discuss "Soccer as an Engine of Change and Assertion 
of Identity." This
 seminar explores soccer’s unique role in the battle against the yoke of autocratic rule, 
economic mismanagement and corruption as well as that of militant, highly politicized, 
violence-prone soccer fans in this year’s popular revolts. The role of the militants 
extends a tradition of soccer’s close association with politics across the Middle East and 
 North Africa that is evident until today inderbies in cities like Cairo, Amman, 
 Tehran and Riyadh.
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Start Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
View (and listen) to the presentation using Defense Connect Online (DCO). You may enter
 as a guest (no registration required). Once you click on
https://connect.dco.dod.mil/ckcspeakers and enter the "room," you should be
 able to hear the speaker and see any visuals he/she presents. There may also be
 downloads and links available. There is NO COST to you.
About This Speaker: James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological
 University’s S. Rajaratnam  School of International Studies, the author of the blog, The 
Turbulent world of Middle East Soccer. He is an award winning journalist covering topics 
such as ethnic and religious conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin 
America for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, inical Times and The Christian 
Science Monitor. James is regularly asked to conduct investigations in terrorism-related
legal cases. He most recently contributed a chapter to a book on the world after the death 
of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden
Views of participants and/or speakers involved in the CKC Speaker Series, unless otherwise 
noted, are their  own and should not be interpreted as official US Government/Military policy 
or positions.

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