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Faculty Experts on Sports Diplomacy

Georgetown faculty can comment on sports diplomacy, sport and peacebuilding, sport and national identity, and other topics.

To arrange interviews with these or other experts, please contact the Office of Communications.

Faculty experts include:

Victor Cha

Victor Cha is the D.S. Song-KF Endowed Chair in Government and Asian Studies and Director of Asian Studies. He served as the Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council from 2004-2007, where he was responsible primarily for Japan, the Korean peninsula, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island nation affairs. He is the author of several books, including Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport in Asia (Columbia University, 2009), and articles on the Beijing Olympics and on the theory of sports and politics. Cha is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of the History of Sport and have been a commentator on the politics of the Olympics for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, PBS Newshour and other major media outlets.


Fathali Moghaddam

Fathali Moghaddam, psychology professor and director of the Conflict Resolution Program, is an expert on intergroup relations and conflict. He can comment on sport and peacebuilding, sport and conflict, sport and national identity and sport and values. His other areas of expertise include human rights and duties and theory and psychology. He has written numerous books, most recently From the Terrorists’ Point of View: What They Experience and Why They Come to Destroy (Praeger Security International, 2011). A list of his other books and research publications can be found at