December 18, 2014

International Conferences and Presentations

“Presidential Unilateralism and War Powers in the Obama Era.” Presented at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, August 15, 2014, Beijing, China.

“Principles and Operations of the Decentralized Governing System in the United States.” Presented at Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management, August 14, 2014, Beijing, China.

Four Lectures on religion and U.S. politics delivered at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University, and co-sponsored by U.S.-China Educational Trust, May 11-17, 2013, Shanghai, China.

“Presidential Leadership and the Role of the Media in the Obama Era”. Hosted by American-German Business Club and the U.S. Consulate General, June 7, 2011, Frankfurt, Germany.

“Obama’s Leadership: Media Image and Reality”. Presented at the Hesse State Chancellery, June 7, 2011, Weisbaden, Germany.

“Religion and Politics in the Obama Era”. Presented at the Atlantische Akademie with University Kaiserslautern, June 6, 2011, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

“Presidential Unilateralism in the Obama Era”. Presented at the Department of Political Science, University of Mannheim, June 6, 2011, Mannheim, Germany.

“Religion and Politics in the Obama Administration”. Presented at the National Fachleiter Conference, “The Obama Presidency Past Midpoint”, June 2-5, 2011, Hamburg, Germany.

“The Role of the Media in U.S. Politics”. Presented at the American Center (Hanoi), April 19, 2011, Hanoi, Vietnam.

“The Role of the Media in U.S. Politics”. Presented at the Vietnamese Social Science Academy, April 19, 2011, Hanoi, Vietnam.

“The Obama Presidency at Midterm”. Presented at Beijing Foreign Studies University, April 12, 2011, Beijing, China.

“The Obama Presidency at Midterm”. Presented at Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management, April 12, 2011, Beijing, China.

“The Obama Presidency at Midterm”. Presented at China Foreign Affairs University, April 11, 2011, Beijing, China.

“The Obama Presidency at Midterm”. Presented at Beijing Administrative College, April 11, 2011, Beijing, China.

“Religion, Politics and Democracy”. Presented at the Center for International Relations (CSM), February 25, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

“Obama: His First Year Leadership”. Presented at the Lazarski School of Commerce and Law”, February 25, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

“Obama: His First Year Leadership”. Presented at the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw, February 24, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

“Obama: His First Year Leadership”. Presented at the American Information Resource Center, U.S. Embassy, February 24, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

“Obama: His First Year Leadership”. Presented at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw, February 23, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

“Obama: His First Year Leadership”. Roundtable discussion hosted by the Polish National Security Bureau, (BBN), February 23, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

“The Role of the Media”. Roundtable discussion on “A Transatlantic Comparison of Muslim Integration in Germany and the U.S.”. Sponsored by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), February 22, 2010, Berlin, Germany.

“The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: An Analysis of the Policy Positions of the Candidates”. Presented at the School of Public Policy and Governance, Management Development Institute, October 3, 2008, Gurgaon, India.

“The U.S. Presidential Campaign of 2008: The Roles of Immigration, Demographic Changes, and Religion”. Presented at the Center for Canadian, U.S., and Latin American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, October 3, 2008, New Delhi, India.

“The Political Implications of Demographic Changes in the U.S.” Presented at the American Center of New Delhi, October 1, 2008, New Delhi, India.

“The Role of Religion in U.S. Politics and its Impact on the 2008 Presidential Campaign”. Keynote speech at the conference “Multiculturalism and Representative Politics”, Lucknow University, September 30, 2008, Lucknow, India.

“The 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections: Social and Economic Agendas”. Presented at the Giri Institute of Development Studies, September 29, 2008, Lucknow, India.

“The Intersection of Religion and Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the UGC-Academic Staff College, Lucknow University, September 29, 2008, Lucknow, India.

“The Intersection of Religion and Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, September 26, 2008, Shillong, India.

“The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: The Policy Positions of the Candidates”. Presented at Shillong Women’s College, September 26, 2008, Shillong, India.

“The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: The Policy Positions of the Candidates”. Presented at North Eastern Hill University, September 25, 2008, Shillong, India.

“The Intersection of Religion and Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Development and Social Change”, September 23, 2008, Guwahati, India.

“The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: The Policy Positions of the Candidates”. Presented at the Regional Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication”, September 23, 2008, Guwahati, India.

“The Intersection of Religion and Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the Rotary Club of Guwahati, East, September 22, 2008, Guwahati, India.

“The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: The Policy Positions of the Candidates”. Presented at the Department of Political Science, Guwahati University, September 22, 2008, Guwahati, India.

“Immigration, Integration and the Political Process”. Presented at the Deutsche Gesellschaft (Intercultural Summer School), August 18, 2008, Berlin, Germany.

“The Race for the Presidency: Candidates, Platforms, and Voters” and “The Role of the Media in American Politics”. Presented at the Wittenberg Summer School Program on “The 2008 U.S. Elections” (program faculty). Martin Luther University, August 10-16, 2008, Wittenberg, Germany.

Invited participant, interfaith and intercultural program for religious leaders/religion scholars sponsored by Rumi Forum, May 15-23, 2008, Istanbul, Izmir, Efesus, Sanliurfa, Kayseri, and Cappedoccia, Turkey.

“The Role of Religion in the Public Arena in the U.S.” Presented at the Islamic Research Center (ISAM), May 12, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey.

“Separation of Religion and State in the U.S”. Presented to students and faculty of the International Relations Department, Fatih University, May 12, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey.

“The Religious Right and Contemporary Politics”. Presented at the conference “The Future of the American Conservative Movement”, American Studies Institute, Oxford University, May 8-10, 2008, Oxford, England.

“The U.S. Christian Right and the Politics of Abortion”. Presented at the conference “In God They Trust?: Religion and Politics in the U.S. and Germany”, Freidrich Ebert Stiftung, June 21-22, 2007, Berlin, Germany.

“Religion and the Bush Presidency.” and “Demystifying the Christian Right”. Presented at the Wittenberg Summer School program, “Religion in the U.S.” (program faculty), Martin Luther University, July 31- August 5, 2006, Wittenberg, Germany.

“The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective”. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Institute of Sociology, July 5-9, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden.

Program fellow, Salzburg Seminar, “East Asia and the United States: A Search for Common Values”, June 13-18, 2005, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.

“Religion and U.S. Politics”, forum sponsored by U.S. Consulate, June 13, 2005, Munich, Germany (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Will Bush Win?: A View from Washington”. Presented at the Finnish Business and Policy Forum, October 15, 2004, Helsinki, Finland.

“The Christian Right and Interest Group Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the University of Turku, October 14, 2004, Turku, Finland.

“The Christian Right and Interest Group Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the North American Studies Program, University of Helsinki, October 13, 2004, Helsinki, Finland.

“The U.S. Presidential and Congressional Elections”. Presented at the German Council on Foreign Affairs, June 24, 2004, Berlin, Germany.

“The U.S. 2004 Elections”. Presented at the Amerika House, June 22, 2004, Munich, Germany.

“Religion, Politics, and the American Elections”. Presented at the University of Eichstaett, June 21, 2004, Eichstaett, Germany.

“Religious Pluralism and Fundamentalism in the U.S.”. Presented at the conference “Religious Cultures: Communities of Belief”, sponsored by the Bavarian-American Academy, June 16-18, 2004, Munich, Germany.

“The Religious Right in the 2004 Presidential Election”. Presented at the conference “U.S. Elections 2004: Personalities, Policies and Perspectives” at the Center for the Study of the Americas, Copenhagen Business School, May 4-5, 2004, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

“A Preview of the 2004 U.S. Elections”. Presented at the U.S. Embassy, May 3, 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark.

“In God They Trust: The Fundamentalist Right in the U.S.”. Presented at the Einstein Forum, November 21, 2003, Potsdam, Germany.

The 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign: What’s in the Cards?” Presented at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany, November 20, 2003.

“Religion and Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the Amerika Haus, November 20, 2003, Cologne, Germany.

“The 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign: What’s in the Cards?” Presented at Das Amerika-Institut, Munich University, Munich, Germany, November 19, 2003.

“The 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign: What’s in the Cards?” Presented at the U.S. Consulate General Munich, Germany, November 19, 2003.

“Religion and Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the graduate program in Kulturhermeneutik, Universitat Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, November 18, 2003.

“Religion and Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the German-American Institute, November 17, 2003, Stuttgart, Germany.

“The New Politics of the Christian Right in the U.S.” Presented at the conference on Extremism and Democracy, September 2003, Marburg, Germany.

Program Fellow, Salzburg Seminar on “Professional Responsibility in the News Media”, March 19-26, 2003, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.

“The Evangelical Politics in the U.S.” Presented at the Multi-Ethnic Studies in Europe and the Americas (MESEA) Conference, June 25-29, 2002, Padua, Italy.

“Religious Group Political Mobilization in the U.S.” Presented at the 35th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, July 11-16, 2001, Krakow, Poland.

“The Two Sides of the Clinton Legacy”. Presented at the annual meeting of the British Association of American Studies, April 2001, Keele, England.

“The Christian Right in the 2000 Elections”. Presented at the 50th annual conference of Americanists, July 10-14, 2000, Warsaw, Poland.