On the Arab – Israeli conflict, GAPP Executive Education lecture for undergraduate students from Tsinghua University, Beijing, January 2018
On Iranian policy in Syria at the Graduate School of International Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, November 2017
On Iranian policy in Syria at the School of International Service, American University in Washington D.C., November 2017
On China and the Middle East at the Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Moscow, October 2017
On Iran and Saudi Arabia at Tusiad and Bogazici University event on Gulf security, Istanbul, September 2017
On UAE and Qatar (Qatar crisis) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, September 2017
Middle Power Politics in the Middle East round table, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University Qatar, January and August 2017
On Saudi policy in Africa at the Regional Ministry of Defence Conference, Embassy of the Netherlands, Cairo, February 2017
On ‘Intermestics’ (international and domestic factors in foreign policymaking) at the International Studies Association Annual Convention 2017, Baltimore, USA, February 2017
On Iranian policy in Syria at the Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford, November 2016
On Muslim minority – state relations at the Middle East Studies Center, American University in Cairo, October 2016.
On Muslim minority – state relations at the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, Washington D.C., February 2016.
On Muslim minority – state relations at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Christian – Muslim Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., February 2016.
On UAE foreign policy at the Middle East Dialogue 2016, Policy Studies Organization, Washington D.C., February 2016.
On UAE foreign policy at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics, October 2015.
On Egypt – Gulf relations at the Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, August 2015.
On Chinese commercial policies in sub-Sahara Africa at the European Conference on African Studies, Sorbonne University, Paris, July 2015.
On Chinese, British and Turkish policy in sub-Sahara Africa at the Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics, January 2015.
On World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, August 2014.
On Turkey and the Gulf at the Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge University, July 2013.
On India and the Gulf at the Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge University, July 2012.
On Iranian foreign policy at the British Institute of Persian Studies workshop, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, July 2012.
On Saudi foreign policy at the Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge University, July 2011.
On Muslim – state relations in the UK at the British Society for Middle East Studies Annual Conference, University of Exeter, June 2011.