Papers and Presentations

  • “Understanding Afghanistan: Introducing the Taliban Sources Project.” Workshop organised and convened (w. Faisal Devji) at the Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. 6 June 2014. URL (Announcement): http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/asian/UnderstandingAfghanistan.html
  • “Documenting Afghanistan: Distressed Environment Archives and Forensic Heritage in Wartime.” Presentation for the Culture in Conflict Symposium. Defence Academy of the UK, Shrivenham. 12 June 2014.
  • “Documenting the Taliban: Primary Source Research, Distressed-Environment Archives, and Forensic Heritage in Wartime.” Invited talk at the The Archives and Forms of Knowledge Seminar, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Ertegun House, University of Oxford. 29 May 2014. URL (Announcement): http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/archive-and-forms-knowledge-seminar-1
  • “The Sanctuary Complex: Threats, Frames and Ground Truths in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2001-2009.”  Paper presented at “Britain at a Crossroads”, a one-day workshop on British policy in Afghanistan April 19th 2010, Beechgrove House, University of Leeds. Panel on “Framing the War”.
  • “Raiding the Sanctuary Complex: Guerrilla Operating Environments and Adaptation to Countermeasures.”  Paper presented at CASIS 2009, Ottawa, Canada, 29-30 October 2009. Panel on “Assessing and Countering Terrorist and Insurgent Intelligence and Attack-planning Activities.”
  • “The Spatial Determination and Social Construction of Militant Sanctuary.” Paper presented at the Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, 28 October 2009.
  • “Locating Extremists: Sanctuary Paradigms, Correlates, and Characteristics.” Paper presented to the War Crimes Research Group, Dept. of War Studies, King’s College London, November 2007.
  • “Parsing Shadows: Reconciling Transnational Terrorists, Their Sanctuaries, and the Laws of Armed Conflict.” Paper presented to the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 27 September 2007.
  • “Terrorist Sanctuaries and the Laws of Armed Conflict.” Paper presented at the IDC Herzliya Workshop New Battlefields, Old Laws: From the Hague Conventions to Asymmetric War. Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya. Herzliya, Israel, 9-11 July 2007.
  • “NPFL Radio in the Liberian Civil War: A Framework for Research and Analysis.” Paper read at the 35th Annual Conference of the Liberian Studies Association, Broome Community College, New York, 28 March 2003.
  • “Scorched Ether: Radio Broadcasting in the Liberian Civil War.” Paper presented to the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 14 February 2003.
  • “Enemies of the Revolution: Radio, Propaganda, and National Development in Samuel Doe’s Liberia, 1980-1989.” Paper presented to the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 29 November 2002.
  • “Preliminary Observations on the Nature of Genocidal Massacres: Indonesian Borneo, February-March 2001.” Paper presented to the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 2 November 2001.
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