The Green Sheen


A video recording of this program is now available on the Explore Content section of this website.

Over the last decade, words and terms such as sustainability, ecofriendly and zero-emissions have dominated sports communication and media conversations. But what do they mean? Critics suggest 'sports washing' and 'greenwashing,' i.e., using feel-good initiatives to deflect attention from more severe issues, are at play. This discussion brings together a group of people to debate whether countries are deploying tactics or if there is a genuine commitment to the cause.

  • Venue accessibility

    • Simultaneous translation

      Simultaneous translation (Arabic/English) is provided for all programs.

    • Wheelchair accessibility

      The Projection Theatre is fully wheelchair accessible and features multiple wheelchair spaces with unobstructed views of the stage and screen.

    • Sign Language interpretation

      Sign Language interpretation (ASL and ArSL) may be requested for talks, discussions, lectures and tours. Please contact the museum well in advance of the program to discuss this service. You are welcome to bring an interpreter with you—please let us know ahead of time and we will ensure that appropriate seating is reserved. A program ticket does not need to be purchased for an interpreter providing prior notification of their attendance at a specific program is provided to the museum.

    • Wifi

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  • Program credits

    Talar Sahsuvaroglu

    Talar Sahsuvaroglu is a sustainability and environmental senior manager with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy in Qatar. Her expertise lies in environmental management, air quality, climate change and waste management. Since 2013, she has managed the sustainability and environmental requirements of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadia and now focuses on the Host Country’s requirements to make the tournament as sustainable as possible. Talar received her PhD in health geography from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

    Susan Dun

    Susan Dun is an associate professor at Northwestern Qatar, where she teaches research methods in communication, persuasion and influence, and health communication. Dun’s central area of interest is health communication, especially the design of message interventions to encourage healthy behavior. She is currently involved with a research project developing messages targeting unsafe driving behaviors in young male drivers. Dun received her PhD in communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Hazar Alkilani

    Hazar Alkilani is a Palestinian journalist currently working at Doha News. Alkilani graduated from Northwestern Qatar in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. Her interests range from global and regional socio-political issues, with a focus on the Palestinian occupation, women’s rights, and migrant rights.