Institut für Sportwissenschaft
James Dorsey

Dr. James M. Dorsey


Institut für Sportwissenschaft
Judenbühlweg 11
97082 Würzburg

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James M. Dorsey is co-director at the institute for fan-culture (Würzburg & Köln) and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

An award-winning, veteran journalist, James has 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. He has been based across the Middle East in Cairo, Jerusalem, Tehran, Kuwait, Cairo, Dubai and Riyadh as well as in Europe in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Nicosia, Athens and Istanbul and in the Americas in Washington, Lima and Panama City.

James is a columnist and the author of the widely acclaimed and quoted blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer. He sits on the international editorial board of The Middle East Studies Online Journal, is vice president of Ecquant, an online news market place scheduled for launch later this year, and serves as an advisor to global public relations agency Hill & Knowlton. James was an advisor to the chairman of the World Economic Forum for the first Middle East and North Africa summits in the 1990s and chairs panels at WEF gatherings.

James is frequently interviewed by media from across the globe, often speaks at international conferences and has on occasioned testified in national parliaments. James is regularly asked to conduct investigations in terrorism-related legal cases. He has recently contributed chapters to academic books on the world after the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, Islam and Europe, sports management and soccer in the Middle East and North Africa and has several peer-reviewed academic journal pieces that are about to be published.

As a foreign correspondent as well as a senior researcher at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and currently at RSIS, James has dealt extensively with issues related to social movements and protest using soccer as a prism as well as with civil-military relations in the Middle East and North Africa. He has met and/or interviewed and maintained relations with many, if not most, civilian and military leaders in the region as well as representatives of virtually all militia and guerrilla groups.

Over the years, James has advised major financial institutions and corporations on developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Moreover, James has retained a long-standing interest in water policy issues. He is a member of the advisory board of the European Water Partnership and has worked closely over the year with the World Economic Forum, the World Water Forum, the World Water Council, the UN Secretary General’s office and the United Nations Foundation.


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