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

The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula in the Global Cold War, Middle East Centre Friday evening lecture, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 22 January 2016, podcast available here

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

American Enterprise Institute, 19 June, 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)