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  • 2015 - Briefing on Boko Haram, conflict and insecurity in West Africa, Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 9 June.

  • 2014 - Boko Haram: The Dynamics of Social and Politial Conflict. Organizer. The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, Florida 24-12 April.

  • 2013 - Tributaries, Eddies, and Cross-Currents: Religion Outside the Mainstream. Session D2: Islam in the U.S. panel Chair, 75th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, 11 August.


  • 2012 - Northern Nigeria: The Dynamics of Social and Political Conflict: Organisation Committee member and Religion Panel Chair, University of South Florida, Tampa, 13-15 November.

  • 2010 - Ethno-Politics in a Globalised World: Violent Radicalization and Terrorism in the Ethno-Politicized World Panel Chair, University of Exeter.

  • 2008 - University of Exeter 30th Anniversary Gulf Conference: Organisation Committee member.



  • 2016 - “Little Green Birds”: Deciphering the Poetry of Contemporary Jihad, Humanities Institute Speaker Series, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 26 April

  • 2016 - The Evolution of Boko Haram Ideologies and Narratives, Workshop on Empowering Local Communities to Combat Extremism and Terrorism in Nigeria and West Africa, Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping, Cairo, 21 March

  • 2015 - Roundtable Discussion on Contemporary Global Security Issues: Conflict & Conflict Resolution, part of the International Visitor Leadership Program: U.S. – European Security Issues (organized by the U.S. Department of State), Patel Center for Global Solutions, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 22 July.

  • 2015 - Briefing on Boko Haram, conflict and insecurity in West Africa, Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 9 June.

  • 2015 - Tablighi Jamaat and the Quest for the London Mega Mosque, public lecture and chaired discussion, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 6 May.

  • 2015 - Boko Haram, Islamic State, and the Changing Dynamics of Global Jihad, Embry Riddle University, Daytona, FL, 25 March.

  • 2015 - The Limits of Tolerance in Liberal Democracies: Case Studies of Muslims in Britain, Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict, Faculty Lecture Series, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 18 March.

  • 2014 - Religion, Violence and Change in Northern Nigeria: The Case of Boko Haram, Session H4: Religious Identities, Narratives and Strategies, Religion as a Social Force, 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, San Francisco, 15 August.

  • 2014 - Counter-Radical Narratives: Challenging Britain’s “Shari’a vigilantes” from within, Finding Allies: Mapping Counter-Radical Muslim Discourse, Arizona State University, 25 February.

  • 2014 - Conference Participant/Discussant, The Roots of Religious and Ethnic Intolerance: An International Interfaith Conference, The Centre for Democracy and Development, Denis Hotel, Abuja, 14 January.

  • 2013 - Re-framing the London Mega-Mosque: The Contentious Politics of Mosque Construction, Session F5: Islam Across the Globe, Tributaries, Eddies, and Cross-Currents: Religion Outside the Mainstream. 75th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, 12 August.

  • 2013 - “Tablighi Jamaat and the case of the London Mega-Mosque: Between Isolationism and Engagement”, Social Movements Research Group, University of South Florida, Tampa, 15 April.

  • 2013 - “Al-Qaeda and Islamist Militant Influences on Tribal Dynamics: The Northern Mali and Northeastern Nigeria Regions” (with David Jacobson, Rafael Serrano and Natalie Deckard), Trust and Influence Program Review, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Dayton, Ohio, 16 January.

  • 2012 - “Tablighi Jamaat Transformed? Speech for Lapido Media Tablighi Jamaat Handy Book Launch”, Frontline Club, London, 27 September.

  • 2012 - “The Expanding Scalar Politics of the "Olympics Mega-Mosque” (with Daniel DeHanas), London City of Paradox Conference, University of East London, 3-5 April.

  • 2012 - “Commanding Good and Forbidding Evil: The Rise of Shari’a Zones in London and Lessons from Further a Field”, Conference on Sins, Vices and Virtues, Prague, 18-20 March.

  • 2012 - “Hisba Reinterpreted: The Case of Shari’a Enforcement Zones in London, UK”, Arizona State University, Arizona, 9 February.

  • 2010 - “Deobandi Communities of London”, MINERVA Project European Research Workshop, CERI, Paris, 6-8 July.

  • 2009 - "Tablighi Jamaat and the Politics of Insider/Outsider Research" Methodology Workshop, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.

  • 2009 - Briefing on Afghanistan to Sea Kings-U, Culdrose Naval Base, Cornwall UK
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