Fédération Internationale de football Association (FIFA)
Topic 1: Gender Equality in Sports
Topic 2: FIFA Reform
The International Federation of Association Football, as translated into English, is the governing body regarding association football, futsal, and beach soccer. Presiding over the international tournaments of the World Cup and the Women’s World Cup, FIFA represents a governing body that has the ability to influence nations and individuals to promote its goals. In 2004, however, Andrew Jennings released an account of corruption scandals within the organization of FIFA. Since the first account presented, countless others have stepped forward to cite the corruption of FIFA on such topics as bribery, influencing laws regarding tax exemption of FIFA, influencing laws regarding the rights of workers under FIFA, failure to investigate the listed corruption claims, and many more. With the World Cup set to take place in the following year (2018), FIFA must address the corruption within its structure and whether or not the results in the splitting of the group into a body monitoring corruption in the sport and a separate body to handle marketing, or the disbanding of FIFA all together.
Jessi Dixon - Chair
Jessi is a senior at Boston University majoring in public relations and minoring in political science. At Boston University she is apart of the BUPRSSSA where she writes for the blog, a student manager for the Scarflet Safewalk and an Account Manager for Unleasehd-PR, Boston University's own student run PR agency. She will frequently be seen at all hockey games as a member fo the BU Pep Band. In her spare time, she can be seen and heard watching whichever Shonda Rhimes television show is on at the time. This is her second BosMUN and is looking forward to learning more from her colleagues and students.