Event, Arab States in Transition: The West’s Mediterranean Challenge, Chatham House, London, November 2012
Public lecture/panel contribution, Royal Society of the Arts/Tony Blair Faith Foundation/Durham University, ‘Faith 2.0’, April 2011
Public Lecture, University of Cardiff, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK Public Lecture Series, 'From Mosque to YouTube', February 2011.
Paper, 'New Horizons in Islamic Area Studies'National Institute for the Humanities (NIHU), The University of Tokyo, Sophia University, The Toyo Bunko (Oriental Library), Kyoto University and Waseda University], December 2010
Paper, World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona, July 2010, iMuslims: Surfing Electronic Frontiers
Keynote paper, ‘Islam and the Media’ conference, The Center for Media, Religion and Culture, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder, January 2010. iMuslims: Islamic influence, authority and interpretation online.
Paper, ‘Rethinking Jihad: Ideas, Politics and Conflict in the Arab World & Beyond’, Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, University of Edinburgh, September 2009, e-Jihad: a brief history.
Paper, BRISMES Conference, ‘Frontiers: Space, Separation and Contact in the Middle East', University of Manchester. July 2009, iMuslims: Surfing Electronic Frontiers.
Workshop, HEFCE, ‘Islamic studies: the way forward in the UK’ national conference, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London on 17 April 2008
Paper, ‘Wrathful God: Religious Extremism in a Comparative Perspective, Conference, Institute for Comparative and International Studies, Emory University, March 2008, Jihadi Networks of Cyber-Authority.