Programme committee

The board of Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Sports Studies appoints a programme committee for each conference.

The committee has two main tasks:

  • to advise on themes and speakers for the conference
  • to evaluate the conference

The members of the 2022 programme committee are (in alphabetical order, first name):

  • Alex Phillips, freelance and consultant, FIFA, Switzerland

  • Andreas Selliaas, journalist and academic researcher, freelance, Norway

  • Anne Dyrehauge, CEO, Media City Odense, Denmark

  • Annette Hofmann, professor and vice president, ICSSPE, Germany

  • Annette Stubkjær, policy advisor, Amnesty Denmark, Denmark

  • Evald Bundgaard, acting head, CISC at University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  • Grit Hartmann, freelance journalist, Germany

  • Harry Arne Solberg, professor, NTNU Business School, Norway

  • Jens Weinreich, journalist, blogger and publisher,, Germany

  • Mary Harvey, CEO, Centre for Sport and Human Rights, USA/Switzerland

  • Miguel Maduro, professor, European University Institute, Italy

  • Mike McNamee, professor, Swansea University and KU Leuven, UK

  • Mogens Kirkeby, president, ISCA, Denmark

  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar, founder and CEO, Champion Women, USA

  • Paulina Tomczyk, general secretary, EU Athletes - Brussels Office, Belgium

  • Ralf Andersson, acting head, Center for Journalism at University of Southern Denmark

  • Roger Pielke, professor, CU Boulder, USA

  • Spencer Harris, assistant professor of Sport Management, UCCS, USA

  • Steve Maxwell, editor, owner, The Outer Line/Velonews, USA

  • Thiago Santos, postdoctoral researcher, Universidade Federal do Paraná | UFPR, Brazil   

  • Thomas Bach, vice president, The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, Denmark

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