Public Lectures (selection)
Saudi Arabia in World Politics: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, IEMED Barcelona, 21 February 2019, watch video here
Saudi Arabia and Shiism, Central European University in Budapest, 10 May 2018.
How much do doctrinal debates and the early historical disputes matter in Sunni-Shi’i relations? Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 14 February 2018.
Turbulences in the Geopolitics of the Gulf, Casa Arabe, Madrid, 12 July 2017, watch video here.
Leftist Movements in the Gulf States during the Global Cold War, King’s College, London, 2 February 2016
Buttressing the Twin Pillars: The Future of US Relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, Denver Council on Foreign Relations, 19 November 2015, watch video here
Book launch of “The Other Saudis” at New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 17 November 2015
Book launch of “The Other Saudis”, LSE Middle East Centre, 28 October 2015, listen to the podcast here
Book launch of “The Other Saudis”, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 29 July 2015
Talk at Australian National University, Canberra, 27 May 2015
Talk at Australian Institute of International Affairs, Melbourne, 19 May 2015
Book launch of “The Other Saudis”, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 6 March 2015
Saudi Arabia – its political structure, use of religion, and foreign policy, Cafe Diplo, Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique, London, 16 February 2015
Book launch of “The Other Saudis”, LMEI Tuesday Lecture Series, SOAS, London, 27 January 2015
The Politics of Sectarianism in the Middle East, Aga Khan University, London, 4 November 2014
Shia Identity and the Arab Spring, Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, 1 November 2014
McCarthyism and Counter-Revolution: The Gulf states and the New Regional Order, Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 8 May, 2014
Sectarianism in the Middle East, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University, March 20, 2014
What is Driving Sectarian Violence in the Wake of the Arab Spring? Westminster Faith Debates, RUSI, 12 February 2014 (watch video and listen to podcast of the debate here)