Soccer as a Global Phenomenon
April 14th-16th, 2016
Harvard University

An international conference examining globalization through the prism of soccer.

Conference Conveners:
Francesco Erspamer, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University
Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
Steven Ortega, Associate Professor of History, Simmons College
Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University

Location: Tsai Auditorium, S010, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

Made possible by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and  Olympiacos FC, Greece.
Sponsored by the the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, with generous support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; and Simmons College.

Many thanks to the presenters, attendees, volunteers, and sponsors who made this event such a success! Please visit the Event Report page to see photos and a summary.

  • Soccer fans at the 2010 World Cup.

    Fans at the 2010 World Cup.

  • Women's final at Pan Am Games, 2007.

  • Austria v. Congo, 2007.

  • Afghan children playing soccer.