Carleton University experts are available to discuss a wide range of subjects related to the World Cup being held in Qatar.

If you are interested in speaking with the experts below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at

François Brouard
Professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University


Brouard is available to discuss the business dimensions, philanthropy, and final financial aspects of the World Cup along with the soccer industry in general.

He has an extremely robust and diverse research program that, interestingly as an Accounting professor and taxation expert, has Brouard researching well-beyond the accounting world. His research taps into an eclectic mix of topics including research in the governance of charities and non-profits; strategic intelligence of small to mid-size enterprises; the recruitment and life trajectories of accountants.

For more on Brouard visit:

Jim Davies
Professor, Department of Cognitive Science at Carleton University

Davies is available to discuss the psychology of why we like to watch sports.

For more on Davies visit:

Richard Nimijean
Instructor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University


Nimijean is available to discuss issues of national identity, patriotism, human rights and how they connect in relation to the World Cup.

Nimijean’s research interests focus on national identity and the branding of Canada, the relationship between Canada’s role as a global actor and the Canadian identity, and the politics of the brand state. His current research and writing projects include cross-border perspectives on Canada–U.S. relations and global issues from a Canadian perspective.

For more on Nimijean visit:

Rod Phillips
Professor, Department of History at Carleton University

Phillips teaches courses on the history of alcohol in which he discusses Islam and alcohol. He is available to discuss the last-minute ban on alcohol at this year’s World Cup and other related issues.

Phillips writes a weekly wine column for the Ottawa Citizen and the annual 500 BestValue Wines in the LCBO, among other contributions to wine and alcohol-related publications.

For more on Phillips visit:

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Carleton University

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