Emilio FernÃ¡ndez PeÃ±a
Emilio FernÃ¡ndez PeÃ±a is full professor at the School of Communication and Director of the Centre dâ€™Estudis OlÃmpics of the Universitat AutÃ²noma of Barcelona. He chairs the MOOC Course entitled The Olympic Games and the Media on Coursera Platforms with more than 20.000 enrolled students from 143 different countries for the last four years. Professor FernÃ¡ndez PeÃ±a is the founder director of the Sport Communication Lab, a research initiative promoted along FC Barcelona. At the same time, he is the executive director of the Master on Communication Partnership Management on Sport Organizations, jointly organized with FC Barcelona too. He has been lecturer and invited professor at international universities like the University of Southern California (Annenberg School for Communication), the University of Beijing, University of Athens, University of Bolonia, UniversitÃ© de Paris 3, Gama Fihlo and Pontificia Universidade CatÃ³lica de Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil), as well as the International Olympic Academy, among many others. He is the author of more than 50 books, book chapters and academic articles. Dr. FernÃ¡ndez PeÃ±a has been interviewed frequently by international media outlets like BBC, CNN International, TVE, Folha de Sao Paulo, El PaÃs, La Vanguardia or La Nueva EspaÃ±a, among others, to talk about sport, olympism and media.