2019 Florence, EU-STRAT workshop 'Drivers of Opening and Closure in the Eastern Neighbourhood: What Lessons for the European Union'
Presentation: 'Dual Agent of Transition: How Turkey perpetuates and undermines neo-patrimonial patterns in its Post-Soviet Neighbourhood',
2018 Bucharest, 'The present and future of secessionist conflicts'.
Organizer and chair of a workshop at New Europe College in cooperation with the
Istanbul, 'Diverging Lines: Dialogue and cooperation in research on the Eastern Black Sea region'. Organizer and chair of this EU-STRAT project workshop in cooperation with Bogazici University,
Presentation: The European Union's Existential Crisis,
Presentation: Turkey's foreign policy towards the Black Sea and South Caucasus regions,
Presentation: The European Union and the Crisis of Democracy,
2016 Washington, DC, 9th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Presentation: Alternative Identities and the State in Contemporary Turkey,
Presentation: Internal Crises of the European Union,
2015 Montreal, European Consortium for Political Research General Conference.
Presentation: The failure of transitional justice in South Sudan,
Presentation: Does Nationbuilding matter for State-building in South Sudan?,
Speech: Nation verzweifelt gesucht. Staats- und Nationenbildung im Südsudan,
2013 Baltimore, 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association.
Kampala, Nile Basin Conference ‘Authority, territory, community: dynamics of water, land tenure regimes, and state formation in Africa’.
Presentation: Land and belonging in emerging South Sudan,
Halle, Conference Emerging South Sudan: negotiating statehood.
Panel Chair: ‘Post-Conflict Reconstruction’, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology,
Presentation: Making borders and identities in South Sudan,
Rome, Conference Empires and Nations from the 18th to the 20th century.