Talks

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

Invited

  • International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Meeting, “Leading from the Periphery and Network Collective Action”, February 2017, Baltimore, MD
  • Peking University, “China’s Political and Economic Transitions at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Statistics & Interpretations”, July 2016, Beijing, China [declined]
  • Department of Political Science, Higher School of Economics, “Modernization Theory and Development Without Democracy: Evidence from Constitutional-Era Elections in Russia & Iran”, February 2016, Moscow, Russia
  • Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University, Iranian Studies Seminar Series, “The Modernization Paradox: The Iranian Reconstruction Project and Elections to the Majlis 1906-1979”, December 2015, New York, NY
  • School of International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University’s 4th Biannual conference, First World War, Versailles System and Contemporary World, “Elections to the Russian Constituent Assembly: Petrograd’s Civil and Military Vote in November 1917”, October 2015, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Workshop on Innovations in Online Experiments, Nuffield College’s Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS),“Leading from the Periphery: An Experimental Study of the Origins of Spontaneous Rebellion”, March 2015, Oxford, UK
  • Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University,  “Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Conflict”, January 2015, Stanford, CA
  • Google Research’s Algorithms Workshop, Google Inc., “Leading from the Periphery: An Experimental Study of the Origins of Collective Cascades”, January 2015, New York, NY
  • Princeton Research in Experimental Social Science (PRESS) Workshop, “Synchronous Network Experiments on MTurk, Design and Implementation”, December 2014, Princeton, NJ
  • International Relations Faculty Colloquium, Princeton University, “Hushed Dissent: Online Political Dialogue under Competitive Authoritarianism”, October 2014, Princeton, NJ
  • Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), Princeton University,  “Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Conflict”, October 2014, Princeton, NJ
  • [APSA Plenary Theme Panel] The Arab Public Online, “Communication and Urban Conflict: Contagion or Coordination? Evidence from The Syrian Civil War” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, August 2014, Washington, DC
  • Panel on Big Data & Politics: The Quantified Voter: The Promise and Perils of Big Data in Political Campaigns, Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Annual meeting, April 2014, Seattle, WA (Declined)
  • Human Nature Lab, Yale Institute for Network Science, “Revolution in the Lab: Synchronous Network Experiments of Collective Risk-Taking,” April 2014, New Haven, CT
  • Review of “Ch 3: Ideological Convergence and the Fall of Mubarak,” Book workshop for Ellen Lust et al’s Islam, Ideology and Transition: Egypt after Mubarak, November 2013, New Haven, CT
  • “Localization of the News and Urban Unrest: A Media Usage and Protest Location Survey in Cairo,” ICT and Conflict workshop at Yale for JPR’s special issue on Communication, Technology and Political Conflict, November 2013, New Haven, CT
  • “Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest,” Comparative Protest Politics Workshop at University of Oxford, Nuffield College, May 2013, Oxford, UK
  • “Social Media and Political Mobilization,” at Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Lab, March 2013, New York, NY
  • “Information and Social Action,” Voicing Revolution Workshop at Yale, March 2013, New Haven, CT
  • at Max Planck Institute’s Networks: Processes and Causality, September 2012, Menorca, Spain
  • Invited Keynote at The New School’s Critical Themes in Media Studies 2012, April 2012, New York, NY
  • Invited Keynote Panelist at Yale Law School’s Conference on Global Censorship, April 2012, New Haven, CT
  • “Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest,” Yale Middle Eastern Social Science Workshop, September 2011, New Haven, CT

Conference/Workshop Presentations

  • “Economic Adversity and Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2017, San Francisco, CA
  • “Modernization Theory & Development Without Democracy: Iranian Elections 1906-75,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2016, Philadelphia, PA [declined]
  • “Incumbency Advantage and Online Dialogue in Iran,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2016, Philadelphia, PA [declined]
  • “The Logic of Electoral Competition under Authoritarianism: The elections to the Iranian Parliament, 1906-1979,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2015, San Francisco, CA
  • “Hushed Dissent: Online Political Dialogue under Competitive Authoritarianism,” Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, April 2015, Chicago, IL
  • “A Quasi-Experimental Study of Contagion and Coordination in Urban Conflict: Evidence from The Syrian Civil War in Damascus,” Political Methodology Research Seminar, Princeton University, April 2015, Princeton, NJ
  • [Organizer] “Communication and Contagion in Urban Conflict: Evidence from The Syrian Civil War in Damascus,” Digital Methods Conference, Princeton University, October 2014, Princeton, NJ
  • [Organizer] “Leading from the Periphery: Spontaneous Rebellion Originates from the Margins,” Digital Methods Conference, Princeton University, October 2014, Princeton, NJ
  • [APSA Theme Panel] Competitive Authoritarianism in the Digital Age, “Online Political
    Dialogue under Competitive Authoritarianism: 2013 Iranian Presidential Election,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, August 2014, Washington, DC
  • [APSA Theme Panel] Experimental Research in Social Networks and Social Media, “Network Structure and Collective Action: Crowdsourced Online Experiments on Amazon Mechanical Turk,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, August 2014, Washington, DC
  • “Network Structure and Collective Action: An Experimental Study,” Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, April 2014, Chicago, IL
  • “The Strategy of Perception in Third Party Interventions,” International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Meeting, March 2014, Toronto, ON
  • [Organizer] “Mapping Twitter Conversation Networks: Iranian Presidential Election 2013,” Workshop on Social Media and Political Participation, NYU, October 2013, New York, NY
  • [Organizer] “Politics of Information,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, August 2013, Chicago, IL
  • “Mapping Twitter Conversation Networks,” Digital Methods Initiative at University of Amsterdam, June 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • “Information and Intervention,” Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, April 2013, Chicago, IL
  • “Connectivity & Collective Action in Social Networks,” MIT’s Interdisciplinary Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks, November 2012, Cambridge, MA
  • “Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence from Mubarak’s Quasi-Experiment,” U.N.’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), November 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • “Connectivity & Collective Action,” NYU Stern’s Workshop on Information in Networks, September 2012, New York, NY
  • American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2012, New Orleans, LA
  • “Information and Intervention: On the Consequences of International Omniscience,” Harvard-MIT-Yale Graduate Student Conference on Civil Conflict, May 2012, Cambridge, MA
  • Cornell’s From Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy, and Citizenship, April 2012, Ithaca, NY
  • “Transparency and Repression: An Explanation for the Democratic Civil Peace,” Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, April 2012, Chicago, IL
  • “Information and Intervention,” Yale International Relations Workshop, March 2012, New Haven, CT
  • “Transparency and Repression: An Explanation for the Democratic Civil Peace,” Yale Comparative Workshop, December 2011, New Haven, CT
  • “Media Disruption Exacerbates Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence from Mubarak’s Natural Experiment,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2011, Seattle, WA
  • “Illiberal Beginnings and Democratic Ends,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2011, Seattle, WA [Declined]
  • “Logic of Repression at the Revolutionary Moment, Role of the Military,” Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences, July 2011
  • “Dynamics of Political Action at the Revolutionary Moment,” Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute, June 2011, Chicago, IL
  • “Dynamics of Political Action at the Revolutionary Moment,” Harvard-MIT-Yale Graduate Student Conference on Political Violence, April 2011, New Haven, CT
  • “Revolutions and the Media,” Yale Media Theory and History Conference, April 2011, New Haven, CT
  • “Dynamics of Political Action at the Revolutionary Moment,” Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, March 2011, Chicago, IL
  • “Revolutions and the Centralized Media, an Inverse Relation,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, September 2010, Washington, DC
  • “Difference and Deference: Models of Democratic Deliberation,” Santa Fe Institute, June 2010, Santa Fe, NM
  • “Dynamic Models of Mobilization in Political Networks,“ Proceedings of 2010 Political Networks Conference, Duke University, May 2010, Durham, NC
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