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Arid Empire book talk: Arizona State Library (March 2024)
Arid Empire book talk (Stegner Center, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah 2022)
Arid Empire Book Launch (Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg University 2022)
Gulf Hydrogen Horizons: Why Are Gulf Oil and Gas Producers so Keen on Hydrogen? (GIGA 2022)
Energy futures in the Arabian Peninsula & Gulf-Germany relations (Heidelberger Brücke, Heidelberg Center for the Environment, Heidelberg University 2022)
Nationalism and the future: Place, identity, and aspirational futures. (Heidelberg Knowledge & Space Symposium, Heidelberg University 2022)
After Oil: Energy Transition & Gulf Geopolitics (Young Academy of Sustainability Research, ABI, FRIAS, University of Freiburg 2022)
Spatializing authoritarianism: Housing, space, and power (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counterstrategies conference, “Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South,” Berlin 2022)
Saudi Arizona: Desert geopolitics and the entangled fates of Arizona and Arabia (University of Arizona Southwest Center & Center for Middle Eastern Studies 2022)
Saudi Arizona: The Past and Present of Arid Empire and Desert-to-Desert Connections (CMES Yale Colloquium)
Asian Entanglements in Arid Lands: Arizona, Arabia, and Desert Geopolitics (John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University 2020)
Book Launch Comments on Rizzo & Mandal’s Predatory Urbanism (Venice Biennale Architettura 2021)
Environmental Geopolitics in Central Asia (EISCAS Eurasian Insights, Paris 2021)
The Geopolitics of Sport Beyond Soft Power (Syracuse PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies Series 2020)
Smart Surveillance? Technofetishism and the “Smart City” Concept in Eurasia (Aleksanteri Conference 2019 Keynote)
Global sporting spectacles: The geopolitics of sport in an illiberal world (Columbia Harriman Institute & NYU Jordan Center 2018)
Qatar and Central Asia: What’s at stake in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan? (PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference, George Washington University 2017)
Mosques as Monuments: Memorializing the “Father of the Nation” in Turkmenistan and the UAE (GW Elliott School of International Affairs, Central Asia Program 2016)