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Lectures & Keynotes

Recent invited lectures and keynotes include:

  • Public Keynote, “The New Right and the New Left in Europe: Continuity, Rupture and the Politics of Emotions.” London School of Economics and Political Science. November 13, 2018, London, U.K.​

  • Public Keynote, “Banal? Über Nationen und Nationalismus (Banal? About Nations and Nationalism).” Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/Federal Center for Civic Education Conference on Nationalism in Eurpope and Germany: “Wir Zuerst!” Nationalismus in Europa und Deutschland  6. September 2018, Mainz, Germany

  • Memorial Keynote, “What the Japanese Concept of ‘Ikigai’ can Teach us about Education for a Meaningful Life.” The Al-Barzinji Memorial Keynote Lecture, International Institute of Islamic Thought, May 22, 2018​

  • Keynote, “Ambivalent Internationals: U.S. Social Science and the Production of Global Knowledge.”  DC Sociological Society Annual Banquet, May 24, 2018.

On Far Right Extremism and Populism:

  • “The Extreme Gone Mainstream”:

    • Spring 2018 at the Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo, Norway; Georgetown University; George Mason University; Search for Common Ground-DC; U.S. State Department; American University’s School of Education Dean's Speaker Series; American University Faculty Emeriti Luncheon

    • Fall 2018 at NYU Deutsches Haus/University of Cologne; University of Pittsburgh; Michigan State University​; Boston University

      • Video of NYU Deutsches Haus talk available here ​

    • Spring 2019 at CUNY Graduate Center; University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University

  • “What Can Nationalism Research Teach Us About Contemporary Politics?”  Panelist, Council for European Studies Presidential Symposium, Chicago, IL, March 29, 201

  • “Selling Hate: Far Right Extremism and the Marketing of Islamophobia.” The International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, VA, May 8, 2018

  • “‘We’ll always have your back’: Intimacy, Male Friendships and Far Right Radicalization.” University of Oslo, Norway, Center for Research on Right-Wing Extremism (C-REX), May 14, 2018.

  • “What is Home in a Globalized World?” Night-Owl Panel at the 2018 Brussels Forum, German Marshall Fund, March 8, 2018.

  • ​“The ‘Sacred Canopy’ and Extremist Ideology: Youth, Postmodernity, and Radicalization.”  Lecture at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC, March 16, 2015

  • “Death Images and Symbols in the Historical and Contemporary Far Right Wing." Vorlesung, Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies, Universität zu Köln, January 27, 2014

  • “Nazis gone Pop:  Symbols, School Bans and the New Right-Wing Extremism in Germany.”  Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia, September 12, 2011.

  • “Neuere Entwicklungen des Rechtsextremismus in den USA” Freie Universität Berlin, 19 October, 2011.

On the Global and US Universities:

  • “Seeing the World: How Universities Produce Knowledge in the Global Era.” NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge/Social Science Research Council, New York, April 16, 2018

  • Fall 2018: ​University of Michigan; Northeastern University

  • Spring 2019: University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School

  • “Regions, Disciplines and Institutions: the Global in U.S. Universities.” With Seteney Shami and Jonathan Friedman, Social Science Research Council, NYC, November 8, 2017

  • “Teaching and Learning about the Middle East.” U.S. State Department, Ralph Bunche Library Speakers Series, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2017

  • “Going Global: How U.S. K-16 Education is Shaped by the “Rest” of the World.”  Vanderbilt University, October 16, 2015

  • “In Service to the Globe?  Universities and the New Logic of Knowledge Production.”  Invited speaker for the UNESCO Chair Pre-CIES Event, “Unpacking Education and the Civic Good,” George Washington University, March 6, 2015

  • "Representing the World: Three Logics of Academic Internationalism in the U.S. University." University of Luxembourg, Walferdange, Luxembourg, May 21, 2014

  • “University Internationalization and Challenges to Academic Freedom.”  University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, April 12, 2013     

  • “Three Epochs of Academic Internationalism in the U.S. University,” Stanford University, Center for Education Policy Analysis, May 31, 2012