Najam Interviewed on Politics of Olympic Performance
Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed by DawnNews on the politics of the Olympics and the games’ importance to the international community.
In his remarks, Najam discussed how national pride and policy become particularly important every four years during the Olympics as countries measure their international prestige by their metal count. Based on the experience of Pakistan, where the lack of metals has become an important policy discussion, Najam explained how the Olympics have become an important avenue for global prestige, especially for smaller or poorer countries.
A clip of Najam’s interview can be viewed below.
On @AShahzebLive discussing #Olympics sports revival. Its not fairy tale stories, but a real strategy that is needed
تین چیزیں چاہیے۔ پیسہ، سیاست، تعلیم
پیسہ ضروری ہے لیکن صرف پیسہ حل نہیں
سب سے مشکل کھیل کی تنظیموں کی سیاست ہے
اور تعلیمی اداروں میں کھیل کی اہمہت واپس لانی ہو گی pic.twitter.com/VQswX8pv5O
— Adil Najam (@AdilNajam) July 27, 2021
Adil Najam is a global public policy expert who also served as the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. He is the Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and was the former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to global climate change, South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and development, and human development. Read more about Dean Najam on his faculty profile.