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'Football: Politics of the Global Game'
Conference Programme

Day 1 - November 29th, 2012

11:00 - Registration

13:00 - Conference Opening

Prof. Janusz Adamowski (University of Warsaw, Dean)
Prof. Marcin Pałys (University of Warsaw, Rector) - tbc
Dr Joanna Mucha (Minister of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland) - tbc
Mr Jerzy Ciszewski (Ciszewski MSL)
Dr Seweryn Dmowski (University of Warsaw) and Aleksander Szałański, MA (University of Warsaw)

13:30 - Opening Keynote Speech

Prof. Richard Giulianotti (University of Loughborough) - The Sociological Aspects of Global Football

14:30 - Tea/Coffee Break

14:45 - Presentations of Football Research Programmes

Special Guest:
UEFA Research Grant Programme
Mr Thomas Junod (UEFA Education and Universities Manager)

FREE - Football Research in Enlarged Europe
Prof. Michał Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University/European University Viadrina) & Małgorzata Kowalska, MA (Adam Mickiewicz University/European University Viadrina)

Social Action 2012
Prof. Anna Giza-Poleszczuk (University of Warsaw) with research team

Industrial Fans and Consumer Fans. From Ideology for Working Masses to Supermarketization of Sport Spectacles
Dr Dominik Antonowicz (Nioclaus Copernicus University) & Dr Radosław Kossakowski (University of Gdańsk)

16:00 - Tea/Coffee Break

16:15 - Panel: "Football and International Relations"

Moderator: Dr Maciej Raś (University of Warsaw)
Key Speaker: Dr Richard Elliott (Southampton Solent University) - Football and International Relations: People, Places, Power


  1. Dr Raffaele Poli (University of Neuchâtel) - The International Migration of Football Players in Europe
  2. Dr Renata Włoch (University of Warsaw) - Global Sport Organizations as New Actors of Global Governance: A Case of FIFA and UEFA
  3. Adam Traczyk, MA (University of Warsaw) - Football as a Source of Soft Power: The Case of Brazil

17:35 - Day 1 Closing

19:00 - Reception Dinner*

Day 2 - November 30th, 2012

08:00 - Registration

09:00 - Panel: "Football and Politics"

Moderator: Dr Bartłomiej Zdaniuk (University of Warsaw)
Key Speaker: Dr Gyozo Molnar (University of Worcester) - Politics of Football


  1. Dr David McArdle (University of Stirling) & Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith (University of Stirling) - "Scottish Judges" Attitudes to Football Offences: A Case Study of Football Banning Orders
  2. Dr Przemysław Biskup (University of Warsaw) - State of the Union: Football and the Crisis of Britishness
  3. Prof. Dmitry Dagaev (Higher School of Economy) - "Winning by Loosing": Incentive Incompatibility in Multiple Qualifiers

10:20 - Tea/Coffee Break

10:35 - Panel: "Football in Europe"

Moderator: Dr Seweryn Dmowski (University of Warsaw)
Key Speaker: Ms Liz Crolley (University of Liverpool) - Football and National Identities in Europe: Changing Narratives?


  1. Dr Andrzej Szeptycki (University of Warsaw) - UEFA EURO 2012 and the Relations Between Poland and Ukraine
  2. Mr Arnout Geeraert (University of Leuven) - Is the Social Dialogue Committee in Professional Football a Suited Venue for Democratic Networtk Governance?
  3. Dr Karolina Tetłak (University of Warsaw) - Political, Economical and Social Justifications for Special Tax Treatment of Football Tournaments

11:55 - Tea/Coffee Break

12:10 - Panel: "Football and Society"

Moderator: Dr Maciej Duszczyk (University of Warsaw)
Key Speaker: Dr Gary Armstrong (Brunel University) - Soil and Sinews, Leather and Limbs: Reflections from the Home of Football


  1. Dr Chris Stone (Football Unites Racism Divides) - Football: Spectacularly (in)Significant or (in)Significantly Unspectacular?
  2. Prof. Tim Pawlowski (University of Tuebingen) - On the Relevance of Unvertainty of Outcome and Competitive Balance in European Professional Football: A Started Preference Approach
  3. Lee Tucker, MA (Leeds Metropolitan University) - The Football Club: Spaces for Capital Accumulation

13:30 - Lunch*

14:30 - Poster Session


15:00 - Panel: "Football and Media"

Moderator: Dr Łukasz Szurmiński (University of Warsaw)
Key Speaker: Prof. Garry Whannel (University of Bedfordshire) - Football, Television and Spectacle in the Digital Age


  1. Dr Seweryn Dmowski (University of Warsaw) & Aleksander Szałański, MA (University of Warsaw) - New Media in Football: A Case Study of Polish Ekstraklasa
  2. Agata Dembek, MA (University of Warsaw) - The Image of Poland in the Foreign Media in Context of UEFA EURO 2012
  3. Dr Wojciech Lewandowski (University of Warsaw) - The Development of 20th Century British Professional Football as Portraited in "Roy of the Rovers" Comic Strip (1954-1976)

16:20 - Day 2 Closing

19:00 - Reception Cocktail Party*

* Speakers and invited guests only.

Conference Venue

"Football: Politics of the Global Game" will be held in the University of Warsaw Student's Union building at the main campus on the Krakowskie Przedmieście 24 (Google Maps or building no. 25 on this map), room no. 200, 2nd floor.


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