Invited Talks

Selected Conferences, Presentations, and Invited Talks

Discussing Doctoral Research and Fieldwork goals at the USAID-funded Gender Resource Center, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan. January 18, 2018.

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Convention, “Reconceptualizing Multilateral Aid Networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan” Panel paper presentation on: “Networks and the Effects of Mergers, Joint Negotiations, and Multilateral Aid.” & “Navigating Complex Narratives of the United States Development Assistance in Pakistan,” Panel paper presentation on: “Expected and Unexpected Effects of Development Aid.” Montreal, Canada. September 2022.

American Councils for International Education, Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), Invited talk for Georgia FLEX Alumni “Suitcase Stories” Series: “Cultural Immersion in Pakistan.” Tbilisi, Georgia. August 8, 2022

International Public Policy Association (IPPA), 5th Annual International Public Policy Conference. Panel paper in session on “Multi-level Governance from a Networks Perspective.” Universitat Pompeu Fabra Campus, Barcelona, Spain. July 8, 2021.

International Studies Association (ISA), Flash Talk Paper in Flash Talk Session “Contemporary Challenges to US Foreign Policy” and Panel Paper in Session on “What Lies Ahead for Afghanistan?” Virtual. April 8, 2021.

George Mason University, 3MT (3-Minute Thesis) Competition. Fairfax, VA. Feb. 28, 2020.

APSA Political Networks Conference, Duke University, Durham, NC. May 29, 2019. “Comparative Networks Assessment on Rural Development Programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Insights from the Field.” Panel Paper.

Rotary International Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, February 16, 2019. Invited talk on fieldwork conducted in District Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan. Session on “Knowing Your Resources.”

   

Sustainable Development Policy Institute. Islamabad, Pakistan. October 28, 2018. “Network Science: Developing Intuition for Network Analysis in Public Policy.” Invited Talk.

“Best of Lecture Series”. Alumni Chapter, Schar School of Policy and Government, Arlington, VA. October 25, 2017. Invited Talk.

The International Network of Social Networks Analysis (INSNA) First North American Social Networks Conference  (NASN), Washington DC, July 28, 2017. Two panel paper presentations. “Mapping the Political Economic Landscape of Education Technology: A Networks Perspetive,” with Dr. Priscilla Regan. and “Evaluating Social Networks of Rural Interventions: Case Studies in Fragile States.”

International Public Policy Association (IPPA) International Conference, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore. June 30, 2017. Panel Paper presentation. “Evaluating the Network Governance of Rural Development Interventions: A Relational Assessment of Aid Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

                

American Political Science Association (APSA) Political Networks Section’s 10th Annual Political Networks Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. June 14, 2017. Poster Presentation. “Evaluating Rural Development Programs in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA): An Exploratory Network Analysis of External Intervention.”

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Regional Conference. George Mason University, Arlington, VA, April 7, 2017. Dissertation Project Presentation.”The Network Architecture of Development Interventions: Exploring the Relational Dynamics of Aid-Impact in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). International Conference, London School of Economics, UK, June 14, 2016. Paper Presentation. “Network Effects of Rural Development Programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Research Conference, Miami, FL, November 12, 2015. Poster Presentation.”The Effects of Social Networks in Rural Development Interventions: Case Studies in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Advances in Policy and Politics Conference. George Mason University, Arlington, VA, April 3, 2015. Paper Presentation. “The Effects of Social Networks in Rural Development Interventions: Case Studies in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Social Networks Seminar: A Qualitative Approach for Social Sciences. Organized and Moderated Seminar on Social Networks with panelists Amitashka and Patricia Andrade. George Mason University, School of Policy and Government, January 2015.

Journal of Policy and Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference, DC, Dec, 5, 2014. Paper Presentation. “Social Complexity of the Aid Architecture: The Network Effects of Development Interventions in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”