Current Activities

  • TEDx Cardiff 2017 (speaker), 22 April 2017
  • ‘In Dark Times: An Anti-Lecture’, public discussion (7 April 2017) with Sandy Grant, Professor of Philosophy and Ambreena Manji, Professor of Law https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dark-times-an-anti-lecture-philosopher-sandy-grant-on-speech-resistance-tickets-33040521088
  • Chair, ‘Czechs and Slovaks Abroad’, BASEES 2017, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
  • ‘Thinking about Revolution’, public roundtable discussion (Chair and participant), Cardiff University (February 2017) www.r17.wales
  • Researching Christianity behind the Iron Curtain for Yale University Press
  • Keynote speaker, Catholic Record Society conference, University of Cambridge (25-27 July 2016) #CatholicRS #CathRS16
  • ‘St Francis and the Modern Imagination’, EHR conference on Modern Religious History, University of Stirling (14-15 June 2016) royalhistsoc.org/calendar
  • ‘The Mindszenty Affair and the U.S. Embassy in Budapest’, Embassies in Crisis, The British Academy, London (9 June 2016) #Embcrisis
  • Speaker, Roundtable discussion ‘How We Write, Multilingually’, University of Glasgow (24 February 2016)
  • ‘The Mystery of Czech Secularism’, American Society of Church History, American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA (10 January 2016)
  • Co-organisor (with Dr Erin Jessee and Dr Catherine Baker), CRCEES-funded international workshop ‘Democratizing History in Central and Eastern Europe’, Scottish Oral History Centre (11 September 2015) #demhist2015
  • ‘On the Silencing of Inconvenient History’, Czech Journalism Summer School (Letní žurnalistická škola), Havlíčkův Brod, Czechia (22 August 2015) http://www.letnizurnalistickaskola.cz/lzs-2015/lzs-2015/
  • ‘Czechoslovakia’s Peaceful Division’, Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes workshop on ‘Regional Stability in the South Caucasus’ held in Kyiv/Kiev, Ukraine (26-29 March 2015).
  • Partnership for Peace conflict resolution workshop, Kyiv/Kiev, Ukraine, March 2015. Helped formulate policy recommendations, subsequently adopted by NATO, to promote regional stability in the South Caucasus.www.pfp-consortium.org.