Past event

Nation-Branding in Practice - The Politics of Promoting Sports, Cities and Universities in Kazakhstan and Qatar Dr Kristin Eggeling, University of Copenhagen

The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) presents this book talk on Nation-Branding in Practice - The Politics of Promoting Sports, Cities and Universities in Kazakhstan and Qatar by Kristin Eggeling.

Kristin Eggeling is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests are in practice theory, political identities, impression management, diplomacy, the European Union, digitalisation and fieldwork in IR. She currently works on an ERC-funded research project led by Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen on digitalisation and diplomatic practices in the European Union.

Kristin holds a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht, a MLitt and a PhD from the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, and has previously worked in the private and policy sector in Doha and Brussels. Kristin remains affiliated with St Andrews as a Research Associate in the School of International Relations.

For her PhD research on nation-branding, Kristin has been a visiting researcher at Nazarbayev University and Qatar University. This thesis has evolved into a book manuscript and is published in Routledge's Interventions Series under the title Nation-branding in Practice: The Politics of Promoting Sports, Cities and Universities in Kazakhstan and Qatar (2020).

The book may be interesting for all PhD students in the School of IR, irrespective of being members of MECACS or interested in the cases, regions or theories it discusses.

Kristin can be reached at kristin.eggeling@ifs.ku.dk.

Chair Dr Filippo Costa Buranelli, School of International Relations.

Email irevents@st-andrews.ac.uk to register for the event by 5pm on Friday 5 March.

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