Engagements
2017

January 8 (Denver, CO)
"The Struggle for Peace in Israel/Palestine in the Era of Donald Trump: Where Do We Go from Here?"
Friend of Sabeel Colorado
Augustana Lutheran Church

January 12 (Denver, CO)
Panel Discussion Donald Trump and the Future of the Middle East
University of Denver

January 21 (Denver, CO)
Syria's Humanitarian Crisis: A Panel Discussion
Mosaic Foundation

February 2 (Sun Valley, Idaho)
The 2016 President Election and the Muslim Question
Community Public Library

February 15/22 (Denver, CO)
Donald Trump and the Middle East: Toward a New US Foreign Policy
University of Denver Enrichment Course

March 8 (Denver, Colorado)
Panel Discussion on US Foreign Policy under Donald Trump
Sturm College of Law - University of Denver

March 14 (Denver, Colorado)
Lecture: "Donald Trump and the Muslim Question"
Vi at Highlands Ranch Retirement Community 2 pm

April 20 (Santa Fe, NM)
Donald and the Muslim Question: Making Sense of the Controversy
Santa Fe Council on International Relations

April 21-23 (Berkeley, California)
Islamophobia Studies Conference
Paper presentation: "Liberal Islamophobia: The 2016 Presidential Election and the Muslim Question"

May 8 (London, UK)
Book talk on Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East
London School of Economics

May 11 (London, UK)
Book talk on Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East
Holloway, University of London


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2016

January 15 (Boise, ID)
Annual Frank Church Conference on the Middle East
Boise State University

January 19 (Denver, CO)
Lecture on "The ISIS Crisis after the Paris and San Bernadino Massacres"
Rotary Club at Glenmoor Country Club

January 24 (Golden, CO)
Lecture on "The ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Middle East"
American Humanist Association
Jefferson Unitarian Church

January 29 (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Lecture on "The ISIS Crisis after the Paris and San Bernadino Massacres"
Vi Retirement Home

February 4 (Aspen, CO)
Lecture on The ISIS Crisis After the Paris and San Bernadino Massacres: How Should the World Respond?
Aspen Public Radio

February 17 (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Lecture on Understanding the Turmoil in the Middle East
Highlands Ranch Public Library

February 26 (Los Angeles)
Conference on Syrian Refugee Crisis
University of Southern California

March 2 (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Lecture on the ISIS Crisis
Highlands Ranch Public Library

March 17 (Washington DC)
The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act: Implications for Middle East
National Press Club - The Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street NW
Washington DC

March 19 (Atlanta)
Roundtable Discussion on Human Rights in the Middle East
International Studies Association Conference

March 29 (New York)
Roundtable Discussion with Michael Walzer on Secularism, Religion and Revolution
Sponsored by RESET dialogues
Columbia University

April 21 (Washington DC)
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy Annual Conference
"Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization: Exploring the Connections"

May 30-June 1 (Barcelona, Spain)
Conference on European Citizenship in Challenging Times
Sponsored by the European Commission

June 14 (Steamboat Spring, CO)
Open Forum on the Crisis and Turmoil in the Middle East
Bud Werner Memorial Library

July 28 (Singapore)
Lecture on "The Role of Islam in Democratic Transitions"
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Nanyang Technological University

July 29 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Lecture: "The ISIS Crisis and the Spread of Radical Islamism: How Should the World Respond?"
Institute of Malaysian and International Studies
National University of Malaysia (UKM)

July 30 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Roundtable Discussion on "Rethinking Islam and Secularism"
Co-sponsored by Islamic Renaissance Front, G25, Penang Institute

July 30 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Book launch
Malay translation of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy
Co-sponsored by Islamic Renaissance Front, G25, Penang Institute

July 31 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Roundtable Discussion on "Human Rights and Diversity: Challenges for Muslim Societies"
Co-sponsored by Islamic Renaissance Front, G25, Penang Institute

August 1 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Lecture on "The Authoritarian Roots of Sunni-Shia Sectarianism"
Sunway University
Co-sponsored by Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI), Islamic Renaissance Front and G25

August 2 (Penang, Malaysia)
Lecture: "Countering Terrorism: Lessons from the ISIS Crisis"
Co-sponsored by Islamic Renaissance Front and Penang Institute

September 13 (Denver, CO)
Panel Discussion on the Legacy of Obama's Middle East Policy
University of Denver

October 19 (Bloomington, IN)
Lecture: The 2016 US Presidential Election and the Muslim Question
The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society (CSRES)
Indiana University

October 20 (Denver, CO)
Panel Panel Discussion on Islamophobia
University of Denver Enrichment Program

November 11 (Denver, CO)
Panel Discussion on Refugees
The Leonard Sutton Colloquium—49th Annual Conference on International Law
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

November 18 (Boston, MA)
Lecture: The ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Middle East
Pardee School of Global Studies
Boston University

November 17-20 (Boston, MA)
Middle East Studies Association Conference

November 21 (Boston, MA)
Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East
Harvard University

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2015

January 9 (Denver, CO)
"The ISIS Crisis and The Future of the Middle East: What Should Be Done?"
The Gyro Club of Denver

February 3 (Denver, CO)
Lecture 1 on the ISIS Crisis
University of Denver

February 4 (Denver, CO)
Lecture: "The Many Dimensions of the ISIS Crisis"
University of Denver
Anderson Academic Commons, room 340 (The Loft)
Sponsored by United Nations Association of Denver

February 8 (Denver, CO)
Lecture on the ISIS and the Future of the Middle East
Roxborough Library

February 10 (Denver, CO)
Lecture 2 on the ISIS Crisis
University of Denver

February 12, (Denver, CO)
Panel Discussion on "Charlie Hebdo Massacre and Freedom of Expression"
12 noon in Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
Sponsored by Middle East and North African Law Society

February 19 (Washington DC)
Presentation on Islam and Secularism
George Washington University

February 25 (Denver, CO)
Lecture on "The ISIS Crisis and the Future of the Middle East"
Colorado Academy of Lifelong Learning
Orchard Road Christian Center

February 27 (Colorado Springs, CO)
Lecture: "The ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Middle East: A Framework for Analysis"
Department of Political Science, Colorado College

March 2 (Vail, Colorado)
Back to the Clash of Civilizations?: ISIS, the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, and Islam-West Relations
The Vail Symposium

March 4 (Denver, CO)
The Syrian Refugee Crisis
Highlands Ranch Public Library

March 13-14 (Kingston, ON)
Conference on Islamism and Post-Islamism in Muslim Societies
Queen's University

March 16 (Madrid, Spain)
Seminar on the Arab Spring Four Years Later
Sponsored by Casa Arabe and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

March 25 (Denver, CO)
"Education is not a Crime: The Plight of Bahais in Iran"
Film Screening and Panel Discussion

March 27-28 (New York)
Conference on Tunisia in Comparative Perspective
Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion
Columbia University

April 1 (Grand Junction, CO)
Lecture: "A Framework for Understanding the ISIS Crisis: Examining the Roots of Islamist Extremism"
World Affairs Council of Western Colorado

April 2 (Gunnison, CO)
Lecture: "Understanding the Crisis of Religion and Politics in the Middle East"
Western State University

April 23 (Boulder, CO)
Lecture on "Toward an Islamic Reformation? Lessons from the ISIS Crisis"
University of Colorado, Boulder
Sponsored by the Institute for Cultural Evolution

May 1-3 (Chicago, IL)
KAM Isiah Israel Congregation
Lecture: "The Legacy of Colonialism and Rise of the Modern Middle East State: Implications for Understanding the Current Turmoil"
Lecture: "From the Arab Spring to the ISIS Crisis: Reflections on the Struggle for Democracy and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in the Middle East"
A Conversation with Rami Nashashibi on the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Why it matters and what can be done about it

September 2 (Denver, CO)
Assessing the Iranian Nuclear Deal
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

September 13 (Denver, CO)
Understanding Hamas: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Augusta Lutheran Church

September 15 (Denver, CO)
The Iranian Nuclear Deal
Middle East and North Africa Law Students Association

September 25 (Denver, CO)
Should Congress Endorse the Iran Nuclear Deal?
The Gyro Club

September 26 (Denver, CO)
The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Should Congress Support It?
University of Denver Pioneer Symposium (Alumni Weekend)

October 21 (Denver, CO)
The Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Critical Assessment
Red Rocks Community College

October 30 (Denver, CO)
The ISIS Crisis and the Future of the Middle East
Denver Eclectics

November 13 (Denver, CO)
The Menace of the Islamic State: How Should the World Respond?
Wellshire Presbyterian Church

November 21-22 (Denver, CO)
Middle East Studies Association Conference

December 9 (Denver, CO)
Forum on Religion and World Conflict
The Counter Terrorism Education Working Lab
JW Marriott Hotel, Cherry Creek

December 17 (Toronto, Canada)
The ISIS Crisis after the Paris Massacre: How Should the World Respond?
Noor Cultural Centre


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2014

January 13 (Denver, CO)
"Dining with Rouhani: US-Iran Relations and the Nuclear Issue"
A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Dr. Jim Walsh
Sponsored by World Denver

January 15 (Washington DC)
The Crisis in Syria: A Panel Discussion
New America Foundation
12 noon

January 15 (Washington DC)
The Syria Dilemma
Bus Boys and Poets

January 21 (Denver, CO)
The Arab Spring at Year III: 5 Lectures
University of Denver

January 23 (Houston, TX)
"Is Hassan Rouhani an Iranian Gorbachev?"
Houston World Affairs Council

January 29 (San Bernadino, CA)
"Understanding the Crisis of Religion and Politics in the Muslim World"
Inland Southern California World Affairs Council

January 30 (San Bernadino, CA)
Lunchtime Colloquium: "Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies"
6 pm Panel Discussion on the Crisis in Syria
Sponsored by Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, California State San Bernardino

February 7 (Chicago, IL)
The Crisis in Syria
The Book Cellar at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. (on Lincoln Square, right next to the Western Brown Line station)
Speakers: Nader Hashemi, Danny Postel & Zaher Sahloul, President of the Syrian American Medical Society

February 8 (Madison, WI)
The Crisis in Syria
122 State Street, Room 200
Sponsored by the Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin
7 pm
Speakers:Nader Hashemi, Danny Postel & Amitabh Pal

February 10 (Evanston, IL)
"Why Syria Matters: The Moral Case for Intervention"
University Hall, 201, Hagstrum Room, 1897 Sheridan Road
Northwestern University
Sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Studies Program

February 10 (Chicago, IL)
The Crisis in Syria
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

March 6 (Boulder, CO)
Is Hassan Rouhani and Iranian Gorbachev?: An Assessment of the Islamic Republic after the Nuclear Deal
University of Colorado-Boulder
TBA

March 8 (Denver, CO)
"Has the Arab Spring Failed?"
Keynote speech at Model Arab League Conference
Metropolitan State University

March 15 (Washington DC)
United for Syria Fundraising Dinner
Renaissance Hotel

March 28-29 (Tunisia)
Conference on The Democratic Transition in Tunisia
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

May 7 (Seattle, Washington)
Is Hassan Rouhani an Iranian Gorbachev?: An Assessment of the Islamic Republic of Iran
University of Washington, Tacoma
Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs Program

June 20 (London, UK)
Lecture: "Why Syria Matters: The Moral Imperative of Toppling the House of Assad."
Kings College
War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor, King's Building, Strand Campus
3-5 pm

June 21 (London, UK)
Conference on Syria "Correcting the Narrative and Building Solidarity"
School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)

August 27 (Denver, CO)
Panel Discussion: "The Menace of the Islamic State (ISIL) To the Region and the Whole World. What is an Effective Response?"
University of Denver, Sturm College School of Law, Room 180 at 12 pm
Sponsored by International Law Society

September 8 (Denver, CO)
Panel Discussion: The ISIS Crisis: What Should the U.S. Do about the 'Islamic State'
University of Denver, Sturm College School of Law, Room 180 at 12 pm
Sponsored by Center for Middle East Studies and the Sie Center for International Security/Diplomacy

September 10 (Denver, CO)
Lecture: "Shariah Law in Comparative Perspective"
International Law Society
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

September 18 (San Diego, CA)
Lecture: "Is Hassan Rouhani another Gorbachev? An Assessment of Islamic Republic and the US-Nuclear Crisis"
San Diego State University

September 27 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Symposium on Islam, Democracy and Secularism
Studio R, Renaissance Hotel
Sponsored by Islamic Renaissance Front and Penang Institute

October 26 (Kuwait)
Discussion on the ISIS Crisis and Regional Turmoil
Rai Institute

October 31 (Denver, CO)
Lecture: "The Menace of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): How Should the World Respond?"
Sturm College of Law
University of Denver

November 19 (Dublin, Ireland)
Presentation on Syria and ISIS
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Irish Parliament

November 20 (Dublin, Ireland)
Lecture: The Menace of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS): How Should the World Respond?
The Institute for International and European Affairs

November 20 (Dublin, Irleand)
Lecture on the ISIS Crisis
Trinity College, Dublin
Sponsored by the Society for International Affairs

December 5 (Denver, CO)
Lecture: "The ISIS Crisis: Understanding the Rise and Expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria"
OLLI 2014 International Symposium
University of Denver