Presentations

I have travelled to over 100 cities in nearly 50 different countries to deliver 130 lectures and talks, specifically on include Muslims in the West, Islamophobia, radicalisation, race and ethnicity, (im)migration, and violent extremism. Below is a list of lectures and talks since 2015.

 

2018

(2018c) ‘Understanding the intersections of the Islamophobia and radicalisation in Western Europe’. Guest lecture presented to Department of Sociology, Ljubljana University, Slovenia, 9 April.

(2018b) ‘Global Muslims and ethnic relations’. Presented to the Critical Thinking Forum, International Islamic University in Islamabad, Female Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan, 28 February.

(2018a) ‘The intersections between Islamophobia and radicalistion in the UK context’. Presented to third-year Mass Communications students at the National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, 27 February.

2017

(2017o) ‘Understanding the politicisation of Islam and British Muslims in the UK‘. Presented at, Islam and Political Islam in Europe: Paths of Adaptations and Transformation, Venice, organized by The Interuniversity Center for Culture, Law and Religions, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the University of Padua, the University of Eastern Piedmont, Mominoun Foundation without Borders for Studies and Research and the Institute of Research and Higher Studies of Granada, Venice, Italy, December 15-16, 2017.

(2017n) Report launch panel discussion, British Council APPG, ‘Building Young People’s Resilience to Violent Extremism’, with David Warburton MP, Chair, APPG for the British Council and inquiry committee, Stephen Gethins MP, North East Fife, SNP, Baroness Hodgson of Abinger CBE, Rebecca Crozier, Regional Director, Europe and MENA, International Alert, and Sir Ciarán Devane,Chief Executive, British Council, 1 Parliament Street, London, 12 December.

(2017m) ‘Islamophobia, Radicalisation and Extremism: understanding the cycles of violence’, Department of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series 2017-2018, University of Aberdeen, 15 November.

(2017l) ‘Where does Turkey belong to?’. Turkey Institute Panel presentation, with Dr Katerina Dalacoura and Emeritus Professor William Halle, chaired by Peter Kyle MP, Porticulus House, Westminster, London, 1 November.

(2017k) ‘The hyper-normalisation of Islamophobia and radicalisation’, Eton College, Windsor, 8 October.

(2017j) ‘Book launch and discussion – Whither Turkey’, Edinburgh Literature Festival, Edinburgh, 19 August.

(2017i) ‘Book launch and discussion – Contemporary Turkey in Conflict’, Dialogue Platform, Rue Montoyer 31, Brussels 1000, Belgium, 20 June.

(2017h) ‘Where do we stand? Strengths and weaknesses of existing evaluation metrics’. Panel presentation at, the International Conference: Building an evidence base for the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism’, Hannover Congress Centrum – HCC, Germany, 16-18 June.

(2017g) ‘Joint Forum ’Contemporary Turkey in Conflict – The Post-Referendum Challenges’, Centre for Turkey Studies and King’s College Diplomacy Society, 5 June, KCL, London. 

(2017f) ‘Far Right and Islamist Extremist Identities as Challenges to Britishness in a Spatial Context’. Working presentation, Radicalization in Theory and Practice: Pathways to National Security in Western Europe, University of Namur, Belguim, 30-31 May.

(2017e) ‘How can we ensure differing approaches to preventing and countering radicalisation include effective critical community engagement?‘, on the panel, Dealing with radicalisation and counter-radicalisation, Security & Counter Terror Expo, Olympia, London 3 May.

(2017d) ‘Preventing Violent Extremism Global Policy and Practice: The Current State of Play‘, with Sara Zieger (Hedayah), and moderated by Candace Rondeaux (RESOLVE), Preventing Violent Extremism: The case for locally defined, evidenced based responses, convened by RESOLVE and Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20 April.

(2017c) ‘Turkey and the Middle East’. Panel presentation convened by the International Institute of the Development of Science Сooperation, in partnership with Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and The Institute of Oriental studies. Held at the Conference Hall of The Publishing House MK RU, No 7 1905 year St., building No 11, Moscow, Russia, 21 February.

(2017b) ‘On Violent Extremism‘. Panel presentation at the Wilberforce Society Annual Conference 2017: Global Disenchantment, St John’s College, Cambridge, 4 February.  

(2017a) Panel presentation on ‘Globalisation v Localisation’. Convened by the Warwick Business School Midlands Association, The Studio, Canon Street, Birmingham, 31 January.

2016

(2016i) ‘Being British: Islam and National Identity – bid’ah through the back door’. Presented at, ‘Blessed are the Innovators: Muslim Institute Winter Gathering’, Sarum College, Salisbury, 2-4 December 2016.

(2016h) ‘ “You Cannot Talk About Academic Freedom in Such an Oppressive Environment”: Understanding the Limits of Academic Freedom in Turkey Today’. Hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, 26 October.

(2016g) ‘Postcards from the Edge – Notes on the 2016 Failed Turkish Coup’. Panel presentation (with Professor Martin Bruinessen), ‘Turkey, Coup and Aftermath: “A Gift from God” ‘. Hosted by Dialogue Platform, Rue Montoyer 31, second floor, Brussels 1000, October 20.

(2016f) ‘How not to tackle violent extremism’. Presentation to The National Security Summit-Successfully Countering Extremism & Tackling  Radicalisation: Panel Session (with Waqar Ahmed, Prevent Manager, Birmingham City Council), Prospero House, Borough, London, 19 October.

(2016e) ‘Understanding and Countering Online Extremist Narratives of the Islamic State’. Paper presented to ‘Radicalisation and the Internet, Media and the Responsibility of the Press and Television Media’, European Policy Centre (EPC), Rue du Trône 14-16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, 4 October.

(2016d) Panelist, ‘A new narrative: rethinking the discourse of violence and religious identity’, Convened by the United States Institute of Peace RESOLVE Network, Washington DC, 29 September [full text of panel presentation notes here].

(2016c) Panelist with Arzu Merali, ‘Multiculturalism, cultural rights, public freedoms and integration’, convened by Open Discussions in association with the Gulf Cultural Club, Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London, 13 September [YouTube video of panel presentation here].

(2016b) ‘The Impact of the Islamic State and Turkey’s Civil Society’. Paper present to TASAM (Turkish-Asian Centre for Strategic Studies) Fourth International Middle East Congress, ‘Turkish-Arab Relations: Multi-Dimensional Security Building’, Hatay, 27-29 April.

(2016a) ‘Migration in Twenty-First Century Western Europe. The Dilemmas of Racism and Islamophobia’. Presented at ‘On the move. Nowhere at home?’ International Scientific Symposium in the course of the 23rd European Days of Culture in Karlsruhe ‘Migration. Happiness | Suffering | Foreignness’, 22-23 April.

2015

(2015g) ‘Contextualising Islamophobia and Radicalism in Western Europe’, The Marion T. Loftin Lecture Series, Department of Sociology, and Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mississippi State University, 6 November.

(2015f) ‘Turkey, the 2013 Gezi Park Protests and Beyond’. Presentation to the class ‘Media Activism and Social Movements’, convened by Arun Kundnani, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, 28 October.

(2015e) ‘Muslim Minorities in Western Europe – Between Radicalisation and Islamophobia’, Remarque Institute, New York University, 22 October 2015.

(2015d) ‘Preventing Islamophobia and Radicalisation’. Written paper presented to Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 23 June.

(2015c) ‘The Causes of Radicalisation: Ethnicity, Power and Politics’, “Homegrown Terrorism: Causes and Dimensions Workshop”, NATO COE-DAT, Ankara, Turkey, 9-11 June.

(2015b) ‘Muslims in Contemporary Europe: The Twin Problems of Radicalisation and Islamophobia’, The Program in Islamic, Turkish and Near Eastern Studies of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture and the International Studies Program, Washington College, Washington DC, 23 April.

(2015a) Contributor and session chair at the Ditchley Park Conference on ‘Global ambitions and local grievances: understanding political Islam’, Chaired by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, 19-21 March 2015.