Conferences & Lectures

    Conference and Workshop Papers

    • August 30-September 2, 2018

      Tunisi, Good Government, and Overcoming Non- Authenticity of Democracy

      Comparative and Global Political Thought, presented at the 2018 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

    • July 12, 2017

      Reading Sayyid Qutb in Kemalist Turkey

      Forum Transregionale Studien, Berliner Seminar, Berlin, Germany

    • April 28 - April 29, 2017

      Quo Vadis, Academia?: Dissent & Solidarity across Europe, the Middle East, the United States

      Abbasi Center 2017 Annual Conference: “Understanding Turkey: Vision, Revision, and the Future,” Stanford, CA

    • March 24, 2017

      Shrinking Space for Dissent: Social Movements and he securitization of the public sphere

      The Conference on Turkey and the Middle East Crisis: What’s the Price of Stability?, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

    • October 19, 2016

      The July 15 Failed Coup and the Demise of ‘Islamic Democracy’ in Turkey

      Forum Transregionale Studien, Berliner Seminar, Berlin, Germany

    • November 27, 2015

      Islamic Democracy or Democracy for Muslims?

      “Islam and Democracy Conference,” Middle East Institute at Sakarya University

    • June 26, 2015

      The New Antinomies of Islamic Movement in the Post-Gezi Turkey: Islamism vs. Muslimism

      BRISMES/EURAMES Joint Annual Conference 2015, London School of Economics, London, UK

    • November 22, 2014

      The Political Ontology of Liberal Islam: A Critique of Contemporary Islamic Democracy Theories

      The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

    • August 30, 2014

      The Rise and Demise of Civilizational Thinking in Contemporary Muslim Political Thought

      APSA 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

    • January 5-7, 2014

      “New Youth Movements in Turkey and Egypt: A New ‘Islamism from Below’ or New Social Actors of Democratic Development?” Origins and Effects of (Post-) Arab Spring on the Middle East and North Africa

      Istanbul Şehir University & Turkish Foreign Ministry Center for Strategic Studies (SAM)

    • April 11-15, 2013

      Fazlur Rahman as a Political Thinker: Transition to the Liberal Mood in Contemporary Muslim Political Thought

      71st Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

    • November 16-18, 2012

      The Current Relevance of Qutbian Political Thought and Political Ontological Analysis

      International Academic Conference on the Middle East, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey

    • November 2-4, 2012

      Current Democratic Theory and Contemporary Liberal Muslim Thinkers’ Democracy

      2012 Annual Convention of Association for Liberal Thinking (LDT), Kapadokya, Turkey

    • April 12-16, 2012

      Political Ontological Analysis for Comparative Political Theory: al-Afghani and Ontopolitical Reform

      70th MPSA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

    • September 24-26, 2004

      (Un)veiled Muslim Identity in the West: A Muslim Male Perspective

      AMSS Annual Convention, Fairfax, VA

    • April 17-19, 2003

      Comparing Modernizations: Japan and Turkey, Differing Projects, Different Outcomes

      Comparative Politics Section of the 2003 Annual Conference of Southwest Political Science Association (SWPSA); San Antonio, TX

    • April 3-5, 2003

      Islamism and Nationalism in Turkey: An Uneasy Relationship

      Issues of Ethnicity and Identity in Contemporary Turkey section of 8th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), New York, NY

    • October 25-27, 2002

      September 11 and Muslim Discourse in the US Media

      31st Annual Conference of AMSS, American University, Washington D.C.

    Workshops, Roundtables and Special Sessions at Academic Conferences

    • November 16-19, 2017

      Workshop Participant: “Political Pluralism in the Middle East & North Africa: A Next Generation Dialogue”

      The Hollings Center for International Dialogue, Tunis

    • November 20, 2017

      Panel Discussant: “Provincializing Political Theory: Islamic Intellectuals and the Production of Knowledge in Turkey”

      MESA 2017 Annual Meeting, Washington DC

    • November 5-6, 2015

      Is there a foreseeable end in the radicalization and reproduction of Islamist Ideas and Policies?

      6th German-Turkish Roundtable on International Affairs (GTRT) 2015: Interventions of the West in Muslim Countries, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany

    • October 24-26, 2014

      Islamism against Muslimism, Justice against Power

      International Conference on Islamism in the Post-Arab Spring World, IDE (Istanbul Think-House), Istanbul, Turkey

    • April 16-19, 2006

      Open Borders for Individual Liberty: A Cosmopolitan ‘Alien’ Perspective

      64th Annual Convention of MPSA, Chicago, IL

    Invited Lectures and Panels


    • April 3-6, 2014

      The Rise and Demise of Civilizational Thinking in Contemporary Muslim Political Thought

      72nd Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

    • August 31, 2012

      Onto/Theo-Politics of Liberal Islam: A Critique of Islamic Democracy Theories

      scheduled to be presented at the 2012 American Political Science Association (APSA) Meeting, New Orleans, LA, (canceled due to Hurricane Isaac)

    • August 31-Sept 3, 2006

      The Political Ontology of the Contemporary Islamic Democratic Theories

      APSA 2006 Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA