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Past Conferences

2019: International Security Studies (ISSS) Conference, Denver, 18-19 October, paper presented: 'The Populist Security Imaginary of Anxiety, Identity and Crisis' with Alexandra Homolar

2019: EISA Conference, 11-14 September, Sofia, paper presented: 'Trump vs. Globalism: 'America First' and the Populist Challenge to Liberal Hegemony'

2019: BISA US Foreign Policy Conference, 4-5 September, Dublin, paper presented: 'America First and the Populist Impact on US Foreign Policy'

2019: Conference on the Ideational Approach to Populism: Consequences and Mitigation, Segovia 24-26 June, paper presented: 'Enemies of the People: The political mobilization of insecurity in contemporary populism' with Alexandra Homolar

2019: BISA Conference, 12-14 June, London, paper presented: 'Trump vs. Globalism: 'America First' and the Populist Challenge to Liberal Hegemony'

2019: International Conference in Ideology and Discourse Analysis, 31 May - 1 June, University of Essex, paper presented: 'Carl Schmitt and the Populist Challenge to Liberal Democracy'

2019: PSA Conference, 15-17 April, Nottingham, paper presented: 'America First and the Populist Impact on US Foreign Policy'

2018: Warwick Graduate Conference in Security Studies 18-19 October. Paper presented: Carl Schmitt and the Return of Enmity: The Populist Challenge to Western Liberalism.

2018: EU in International Affairs Conference, Brussels 16-17 May. Paper Presented with Nick-Vaughan-Williams: ‘European Border Narratives’

2018: ISA, San Francisco 4-7 April. Paper presented: ‘Between Containment, Engagement, and Restraint: American Grand Strategy in the Asia-Pacific’; 2nd paper presented: ‘The Coward’s Weapon? - How Drone Warfare Disrupts the Social Construction of Military Heroism.’

2017, EISA Conference, Barcelona 13-16 September. Paper presented: The Coward’s Weapon? - How Drone Warfare disrupts the Definition of Military Heroism in the US.

2016, BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Confernce, Bath 15-16 September. Paper presented: The Pentagon vs Aliens: National Security and Popular Culture under Obama.

2016, ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta March 16-19. Paper presented: "Indispensable nation" or "reluctant hegemon": How visions of leadership shape foreign and security policy in the United States and Germany 2nd paper presented: Best Friends Forever? – The UK-US security cooperation and the future of the ‘special relationship.’

2016 4th Euroacademia Conference, Venice 3-4 March. Paper presented: The ‘Indispensable Nation’ in a post-American world: American Exceptionalism and the Obama Doctrine.

2016, BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Confernce, Bath 15-16 September. Paper presented: The Pentagon vs Aliens: National Security and Popular Culture under Obama.

2016, ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta March 16-19. Paper presented: "Indispensable nation" or "reluctant hegemon": How visions of leadership shape foreign and security policy in the United States and Germany 2nd paper presented: Best Friends Forever? – The UK-US security cooperation and the future of the ‘special relationship’

2016 4th Euroacademia Conference, Venice 3-4 March. Paper presented: The ‘Indispensable Nation’ in a post-American world: American Exceptionalism and the Obama Doctrine

2015 EISA Annual Conference, 23-26 September, Paper presented: The Fractured Consensus – How competing visions of grand strategy challenge the elite discourse of American hegemony from within. 2nd paper presented: Why the Pentagon loves fighting Aliens – The Military-Entertainment-Industrial Complex and the Popular Culture of National Security

2015 BISA US Foreign Policy Conference, 14-15 September, Paper presented: The Fractured Consensus – How competing visions of grand strategy challenge America’s global leadership role

2015, German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies, Annual Conference, March 19-21, Paper presented: The Pentagon vs. Aliens – The Military-Entertainment-Industrial Complex and the Popular Culture of National Security

2014, ECPR, General Conference, 3-6 September. Panel chair: Movie Wars, Virtual Security and the Militarised Imagination: The Role of Popular Culture in the Post-Heroic Society. Paper presented: The Pentagon vs. Aliens – The Military-Entertainment-Industrial Complex and the Popular Culture of National Security

2014, Conference on Contemporary Security Challenges in Asia, Bath University, 25 April. Paper presented: The Pivot between Containment and Engagement – American Grand Strategy and the Obama Administration’s Rebalancing to Asia

2014, ISA’s 55th Annual Convention, 26-29 March. Panel organised: Strategic Vision: Grand Strategy and Geopolitics in the 21st Century. Paper presented: Leading from Behind – A Critical Analysis of American Grand Strategy Discourse under President Obama. 2nd paper presented: President Obama and the Role of American Exceptionalism in a post-American World

2013, Warwick Graduate Conference in Security Studies, 31 October-1 November. Conference organiser.

2013, BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Annual Conference, 17-18 September. Paper presented: Leading from Behind? President Obama, American Exceptionalism, and US Grand Strategy in a post-American Century

2013, BISA Annual Conference, 20-21 June. Panel organised: Grand Strategy between Theory and Practice. Paper presented: Is Hegemony still the Name of the Game? – A Critical Analysis of American Grand Strategy Discourse under President Obama

2012, BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Annual Conference, 13-14 September. Panel organised: U.S. grand strategy: Understanding changes in U.S. grand strategy in contemporary international politics. Paper presented: Is Obama Resetting the Compass? Deconstructing the Geopolitical Vision of American Grand Strategy through Film