I regularly give talks on the Syrian politics and society as well as the current crisis and the making of the Middle East to a variety of audiences.

Part of my work is to bring academic knowledge to a broader audience. In recent months I have given talks for bookstores and NGOs as well as for universities, policymakers, and diplomats.

Please contact me if you would like me to speak at your organization.

Selected Recent Talks

  • ‘Syrian Politics before the Uprising,’ US State Department, Foreign Service Institute
  • ‘The Making of Modern Syria,’ McNally Bookstore, Winnipeg, Canada
  • ‘A State of Crisis? Territory, Institutions, and Nation-Building in Syria.’ International Relations Program, New York University
  • ‘The Crisis of the State in Syria,’ National University of Singapore
  • ‘‘Is Syria an Artificial State? The Current Crisis in Context,’ Oberlin College

(My presentation on Syria starts at 2:00; forgive the funny face)