Professors Rensmann and Abdolmohammadi Publish in Washington Post

Prof. Lars Rensmann and Prof. Pejman Abdolmohammadi published an article on Iran, global politics and the World Cup in the Washington Post, titled “Soccer breeds nationalism and anti-regime protests in Iran.”

Featured in the Washington Post’s Politics section, the contribution is part of the newspaper’s political science research blog “The Monkey Cage,” and part of a series of articles dealing with the World Cup and international politics. The article was posted on June 15, 2014.

Lars Rensmann is associate professor of political science and the chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University in Rome. His many publications on global politics include the book “Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture” (co-authored with Andrei S. Markovits).

Pejman Abdolmohammadi teaches international politics at John Cabot University in Rome. He is also adjunct professor and postdoctoral research fellow of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Genoa. His many publications on Iran include the book “La Repubblica Islamica dell’Iran: il pensiero politico dell’Ayatollah Khomeini.”