Dr. Danyel Reiche
Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)
Dr. Danyel is a visiting associate professor at Georgetown University in Qatar. His past research has focused on two areas: energy and sport policy and politics, with the latter his recent priority.
Dr. Reiche is on leave from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon where he is a tenured Associate Professor of Comparative Politics. He has given invited lectures around the world at universities, including Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. He has also been invited to write op-eds for leading international newspapers such as Washington Post and Spiegel Online and has been frequently interviewed and quoted by major media outlets such as Le Monde, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Reiche also edited with Tamir Sorek (University of Florida) a volume entitled Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East, which was published in 2019 with Hurst/Oxford University Press. His peer-reviewed articles have been published both in area study journals (such as International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics and Journal of Energy Policy) and in broader-oriented journals, such as Third World Quarterly or The Middle East Journal. He also published Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games in 2016 with Routledge.
Dr. Reiche’s proposed WISE model to explain sporting success received positive reviews in academic journals and extensive media coverage, including a book reference from Fareed Zakaria in his weekly Washington Post column.
Dr. Reiche is the co-founder of the Sports Scholars in Lebanon Network (LESSN) and chair of the Political Studies Association’s Sport and Politics Study Group.
Dr. Reiche graduated with distinction from Leibniz University in Germany.