This was followed by a 90-minute panel discussion on the topic of “World Cup in the Desert – Light and Shadow of a Major Sporting Event. Elisabeth Schlammerl (journalist and Vice President of the Association of German Sports Journalists), Stefan Frommann (chief reporter of DIE WELT), Gerhard Waldherr (journalist and author of “The World Cup and I”), Sara Denndorf (journalism student and active soccer player) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Jungwirth (head of the Feuchtwangen Energy Campus) were invited to the podium.
Michael Lang (Head of PR & Marketing at the university) and Robert Maurer (Head of the FLZ local editorial office in Ansbach) led through the evening as a moderator duo. Together with their guests, they discussed sustainability, human rights and business in light of the World Cup currently taking place in Qatar. Instead of intense dueling, the audience experienced general consensus: classification, differentiation, understanding of a different culture were in the foreground. In the process, what is happening in Qatar was gladly mirrored.