Keynotes, Talks and Conferences

I am happy to talk about contemporary Middle Eastern and global politics in a range of different forums. If you would like me to give a talk, please do get in touch.

Invited Speaker and Keynote

  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, (16.06.18) Three Questions about Violence
  • George Mason/Brookings Institute (18.04.18) Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power and Religion in the Middle East
  • Harvard University, (13.04.18) The Struggle For Supremacy
  • Swedish Institute for International Affairs (15.03.18) The Struggle For Supremacy (keynote)
  • Danish Institute for International Affairs (08.11.17) Saudi Arabia and Iran in a Changing Middle East
  • Istanbul, (27.09.17) Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Contemporary Middle East
  • York University, (17.09.17) From Saddam to ISIS
  • Georgetown University Doha, (20.08.17), Middle Ranking Powers in the Middle East
  • Lancaster University, (21.07.17) The Informal in the State of Exception
  • Aarhus University, (22.06.17) Saudi Arabia and Iran in a Fragmenting Middle East
  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, (21.06.17) Identity Challenges in the Contemporary World
  • An Najah University, (04.05.17) Bringing Politics Back: The Political in the Design of Constitutions (keynote)
  • European Parliament, (03.05.17) Governance Failings in the Fragmentation of Sovereignty
  • Politics in the Pub, (19.04.17) International Politics Post Brexit
  • Lancaster University, (04.04.17) Britain’s Role in the World
  • Lancaster University, (20.03.17) Impact in Politics and International Relations
  • Harvard University, (27.02.17) The Geopolitics of the Post-Uprisings Middle East (keynote)
  • Lancaster University, (22.03.17) The unintentional consequences of speaking sectarianism
  • Georgetown University Doha, (15.01.17) Saudi Arabia as a Middle Ranking Power
  • King’s College, London, (01.12.16) The Origins of ISIS (keynote)
  • Lancaster University, (11.11.16) The Middle East and us
  • People’s College Nanded, India, (11.08.16) Saudi Arabia and Iran: Power and Rivalry in the Middle East (keynote)
  • East Meets West, Lancaster (04.06.16) The Origins of ISIS and Our Responsibilities
  • The Centre for Academic Shi’a Studies, (11.05.16) Saudi Arabia and Iran: Power and Rivalry in the Middle East (keynote)
  • Home Office (09.01.16) The Origins of ISIS (keynote)
  • University of Leeds, (12.03.16) The Apocalyptic and the Sectarian (keynote)
  • Lancaster Arts, (06.02.16) Syria: How should the world respond?
  • University of Oxford, (08.12.15) The Apocalyptic and the Sectarian
  • Ted X Lancaster, (19.11.15) How do you solve a problem like ISIS: Part II?
  • University of Salford, (05.11.15) The Future of Counter-Terrorism (keynote)
  • European International Association Conference, (27.09.15) Hizballah: Resistance or Co-Existence?
  • Instituto Europeo del Mediterraneo, (23.09.15) Saudi Arabia, Iran and Geopolitical Change in the Middle East
  • Lancaster University Radicalisation Conversation, (27.07.15), Why do people join ISIS?
  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, (14.07.15) Why do people join ISIS?
  • Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, (16.07.15) Sovereignty and Security in the Middle East
  • Ted X Lancaster, (05.05.15) How do you solve a problem like ISIS?
  • St Andrew’s (17.02.15) Saudi Arabia, Iran and the archipelago (keynote)
  • King’s College, London, (20.01.15) Saudi Arabia, Iran and the archipelago (keynote)
  • Global Insecurities International Conference, University of Bristol (22.11.14) The Rise of ISIS (keynote)
  • United Nations, 25th Human Rights Council Meeting, (14.03.14) The Geopolitical and the Sectarian
  • University of Sheffield, (04.05.12) Ayatollah Khamenei or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • University of Leeds, (01.02.12) Saudi Arabia and Iran in a changing Middle East

 

Conference Papers

  • British Middle East Studies Society, London, (28.06.18) What’s at state in the exception?
  • Critical Legal Studies, Warwick (01.09.17) The Formal and the Informal in the Middle Eastern State
  • European International Association Conference, Giardina Naxos, (26.09.15) Hizballah: Resistance or Co-Existence?
  • The Fourth World Conference for Middle East Studies, Ankara, (18.08.14) Sovereignty’s Sorites Paradox 
  • The Fourth World Conference for Middle East Studies, Ankara, (18.08.14) Bahrain – From above and Below.
  • British International Studies Association, Dublin, (19.06.14) Reconceptualising Sovereignty in the Middle East.
  • Third Finnish Colloquium for Middle East and North African Studies, Turku, (05.06.14) Bahrain – From above and Below.
  • Third Finnish Colloquium for Middle East and North African Studies, Turku, (05.06.14) Sovereignty’s Sorites Paradox.
  • International Studies Association, San Francisco, (06.04.13) Sovereignty’s Sorites Paradox.