ANN: Football Scholars Forum on Colombia

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On Wednesday, November 9, at 2pm US Eastern Time, the Football Scholars Forum hosts author Peter J. Watson (University of Leeds) via Zoom for a discussion of his book, Football and Nation Building in Colombia (2010-2018).

"The first book on Colombian football in English explores the pivotal role that football played as part of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ national unity project centred on the peace process with the FARC."

The book is available for free download from the Liverpool University Press website.

To register for the event, please email Prof. Peter Alegi (alegi AT msu DOT edu).

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The audio recording from the November 9 session of the Football Scholars Forum with Pete Watson, author of *Football and Nation Building in Colombia* (Liverpool University Press, 2022).is available here: Feel free to share it widely.
The Forum now heads into the World Cup/winter break. The season resumes in February (date/time tbd) with a discussion of Mud, Blood, and Studs: James Brown and His Family's Legacy in Soccer and Rugby Across Three Continent [link] by James Brown, vice president of the Society for American Soccer History.

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