2020 “Countering Violent Extremism: Co-optation, Affect, and the New Cultural Terrain of War” Boston University, April 9th. (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
2018 “Terrorism and the Colonial Present in North Eastern Kenya” American University, Washington DC, Department of Anthropology, March 20.
2017 “Security and Social Transformation” British Institute of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, July 3.
2016 “Security Urbanism and the Counterterror State in Kenya,” Invited Participant, Spaces of Security, a Wenner-Gren Foundation workshop, Maynooth, Ireland, April 25-28.
2015 “Piracy and the Primitive Accumulation of Ocean Space” Invited Participant, Indian Ocean Energies Project workshop, CISA, Witswatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 22-26
2013 “Politics Post-Occupy” Keynote Address (with Manissa M. Maharawal) Southwest Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, World Peace Day Conference, Sarasota, Florida, January 25.
2012 “Occupy Wall Street and the Student Movement” Invited Talk at Coalition for Contingent Academic Labor annual conference, Mexico City, August 10.
2011 “Contemporary Maritime Piracy and the International Response” Invited Participant, Piracy Studies and Research Workshop, Greenwich Maritime Institute, London, September 30.