Speaking

I am a frequent public speaker on leadership, international and constitutional law, international security, business and human rights, refugees and migration, and Middle East politics.  I am widely praised for my ability to translate complex topics for any audience, and for my passionate delivery.

I regularly lecture 250 military officers on international law, constitutional law, migration and security, and the law of war as a Professor at Marine Corps University.  I conduct 10-15 additional invited speaking engagements each year.

Recent speaking engagements include:

  • My TEDx talk, “Leadership Has No Gender,” presented at the TEDx UMD “Bold Ideas” conference in November 2020. (video below)
  • Speaking alongside world leaders at the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Migration in Marrakech
  • Speaking before 200 parliamentarians from around the world at the Office of the UN President of the General Assembly/Interparliamentary Union Interparliamentary Hearings
  • Speaking at Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College Constitution Day 2020 (video below)
  • Speaking on Business and Human Rights at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law.
  • Speaking on Information Warfare at the Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity at Marine Corps University
  • Speaking on the future of migration before human rights lawyers from 25 countries at the Academy for Human Rights
  • Plenary Speaker at the Academic Council on the U.N. System’s Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy
  • Speaking on ISIS and Xenophobia at the Harvard Club of New York
  • Speaking on the refugee and migration crisis at WorldBoston, the Boston Chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America. 
TEDxUMD Bold Ideas Conference 2020 “Leadership Has No Gender”

Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College Constitution Day 2020
Migration and Security Remote Lecture Intro (COVID-19 Edition, 2020)

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