• Turmoil in the Middle East” State of the World 2020: Global Relations & U.S. Foreign Policy”at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University in Miami, Florida.



  • “State of the World 2018: Global Relations & U.S. Foreign Policy” at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University in Miami, Florida
  • Seminar on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer hosted by the Law Society in London, U.K.
  • “Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? Remembering #Jan25 at the Queen Mary University of London, in London, U.K.
  • 2018 Delphi Economic Forum in Delphi, Greece
  • Conference on “Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa,” hosted by the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law in Stanford, California
  • 2018 RightsCon in Toronto, Canada
  • Human Rights Matter! Defending Marginalized Citizens,” hosted by the Right Livelihood College (RLC) in Bonn, Germany
  • “Navigating cyber challenges of free speech” at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum hosted by Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany.
  • The EU-Arab World Summit 2018 in Athens, Greece
  • Global Perspectives 2018, hosted by International Civil Society Centre in Berlin, Germany
  • Halifax International Security Forum, in Halifax, Canada


  • The EU-Arab World Summit 2017 in Athens, Greece
  • “Human Rights Defenders Under Threat,” at Amnesty International U.K. in London, U.K
  • King’s College in London, U.K.
  • The Reset Dialogue on Civilization (Reset DOC) Seminars, in Venice, Italy
  • Delphi Economic Forum II in Delphi, Greece


  • “How to Navigate Egypt’s Enduring Human Rights Crisis” at Human Rights First in Washington, DC
  • “Egypt’s human rights crisis and Western foreign policy: What price stability?” at SOAS, University of London in London, U.K.
  • “The Struggle Over the Egyptian Public Sphere: Between Crackdown and Security” at the International Affairs Institute in Rome, Italy
  • “Repression of Civil Society in Egypt” at Amnesty International in Rome, Italy
  • “The Role of Religion in Governance in Egypt” and “Religious and Identity Conflicts in the Middle East” at the Istanbul Seminars in Istanbul, Turkey
  • “The Arab Spring, Five Years On” at the World Affairs Council, San Francisco
  • “Egypt: The Price of Silence” at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland
  • “The Obama Administration’s Record on Human Rights and Democratic Governance: Perspectives from the Global South” at the USAID conference in Washington, DC
  • “Egypt’s Renewed Crackdown: The Struggle for Human Rights and Civil Society” at  event hosted by  TIMEP and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights in Washington, DC
  • “ISIS and the Middle East’s Changing Geopolitical Landscape” at the 2016 Concordia Annual Summit in New York City, New York


  • A strategy session at the 2015 Concordia Summit, New York City, New York
  • “Unprecedented Pressures, Uncharted Course for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood”
  • Moderated “Understanding ISIS,” at event hosted by Center for American Progress and TIMEP in Washington, DC


  • Book launch of Daniel Gilman’s Cairo Pop, hosted by American Arab Institute in Washington, DC
  • Spoke at USIP Hill Course on: Nonviolent Civic Mobilization and U.S. Foreign Policy – October 2014
  • International Law Weekend in New York City, New York * “Ethics and Decision Making” seminar at Georgetown University Masters of Foreign Service in Washington, DC
  • Council on Foreign Relations National Conference in New York City, New York
  • Sedona Forum in Sedona, Arizona
  • University of California Santa Cruz politics department in Santa Cruz, California
  • Florida International University
  • Temple Issues Forum (TIF) discussion at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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