Colonial Williamsburg, Building Historical Narratives, Virginia, USA, 28-31 March 2011
Royal Holloway University, Clerical Authority in Shi'i Islam, UK, 29 March 2011 - 'The Shia Movement in Iraq: the road to Sectarian Identity 1963-1980'
Cambridge University Middle East Forum, UK, 19 March 2011 - 'Challenges Facing the Shi'a Arabs in the Middle East'
University of Westminster, Beyond Multiculturalism: Islam in Europe and Euro-Islam, UK, 17 March 2011 - 'The Image of Islam Post-9/11'
Royal Holloway University, Clerical Authority in Shi'i Islam, UK, 14 December 2010 - 'Shi'i 'ulama and Secular Movements in Iraq between 1950 and 1963'
Participation at Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, 18-21 November 2010.
British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Meeting, Birkbeck College, London, September 2010 - 'The Introduction of Philosophy into the Hawza of Najaf in 1955.'
Lund University, Sweden, September 2010 – ‘“Islam of Identity Vs Islam of Truth: Prospects for Peace and Pluralism.’
Participation at University of Barcelona, Spain, 19-24 July 2010 – ‘World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies.’
University of Durham, UK, June 2010 – ‘The Role of Philosophy in the Seminary of Qom.’
British Academy, UK, May 2010 – ‘The History of the Seminary of Najaf.’
University of Exeter Gulf Studies Centre, UK, May 2010 - 'Identifying Reform Trends in the Middle East Post-2003.'