Talks, Lectures, and Panels

The Politics of Art in the Middle East, John Hopkins University, Washington D.C., 2017.

Alternative Art History, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2017

In Conversation with Athir Shayota, Gallery Al-Quds at the Jerusalem Fund, Washington D.C., 2016.

After Daraa: Syrian Art Today, Aga Khan Program of Islamic Architecture, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2016

In Conversation with Sama Alshaibi Aperture Foundation Gallery, Manhattan, 2016

Women in the Arts: Zahra Nazari and Bahar Behbahani moderator, St. John’s University Yeh Gallery, Queens, New York, 2016

Mourning and Melancholy in Iraqi Art, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, Manhattan, New York, 2016

In Conversation with Samia Halaby Ayyam Gallery London, 2015

In/Visible Ten Years On, DIWAN, Arab American National Museum, 2015

Presentation on Curating for the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, New York, 2014

Index of the Disappeared: A Conversation with Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh moderator, Kevorkian Center, New York University, Manhattan, 2014

In Conversation with Samia Halaby Ayyam Gallery Dubai, 2014

Seventh Annual Harvard Arab Alumni Association Conference “Cherish. Challenge. Change: An Alternative Narrative of the Arab World” Harvard University, 2013

In Conversation with Zakaria Ramhani Julie Meneret Gallery, Manhattan, 2013

Presenting “Islamic” Art in Contemporary Context University of Amsterdam, 2011

SAWCC/ Studio Circle Seminar Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 2011

Diwan: A Forum for the Arts City University of New York Graduate Center, Manhattan, 2011

Contemporary Iranian Art in Context The Guild Art Gallery, Manhattan, 2009

Tarjama/Translation Kevorkian Center, New York University, Manhattan, 2009

Image Wars: Conflict, Media, Globalization Symposium  Pratt Institute Gallery, Mahattan, 2009

With Each Stroke: Arab Art in the US 6th Annual NAAP Conference, Manhattan, 2007

Contemporary Art and Cultural Practices in the Middle East Iranian Alliances Across Borders, Arlington, Virginia, 2007

The Israeli-Hezbollah Conflict Through the Eyes of Lebanese Artists Ithaca College Gallery, Ithaca, New York, 2006

Understanding the Current Israeli-Lebanese Conflict from a Civilian Perspective Malcom X Grass Roots Movement, Brooklyn, 2006