Public Speaking

I regularly speak on panels and at conferences on issues related to: homeland security, cybersecurity, and security awareness & education. I especially enjoy speaking with general audiences and non-security experts about “Keeping a Level Head in an Age of Threats.”

Teaching and Presentations

Panelist at UB Alumni Association, Washington, DC event on Terrorism and National Security, March 9, 2017

Guest speaker on cybersecurity at TruSD Salon, Truman National Security Project, San Diego, CA, February 9, 2017

Presentation on communicating effectively about policy issues at the United Macedonian Diaspora’s 1st Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, April 11, 2013.

Presentation to students and faculty on connecting research, policy, and communications in homeland security, University of Maryland, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), December 3, 2010

Panelist, “If This Isn’t a War on Terror, What is It?” Rockefeller Brothers Fund / U.S. in the World Campaign seminar, Tarrytown, NY, November 8-9, 2010

Panelist, “Peace and Security Summit,” International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, New York, NY, June 30-July 1, 2010

Panelist, “Defining a Strategic Campaign for Working with Partners to Counter and Delegitimize Violent Extremism, Department of State/RAND/Department of Defense conference, Washington, DC, May 19-20, 2010

Speaker, undergraduate commencement, Department of History, University at Buffalo, the State University at New York, May 8, 2010

Presentation for DHS staff, “The UK’s Approach to Communicating About Threats From Terrorism: Observations from Visit to Home Office and RICU,” March 2010

Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, Modern Europe and the European Union, Spring 2006 semester

Participant and speaker, “Evaluating International Democracy Promotion,” Euro-Balkan Institute Seminar, Ohrid, Macedonia, June 19- July 2, 2005

Presentation, “Making Macedonia Work: Balancing Nation and State After the Violence of 2001,” Woodrow Wilson Center, Eastern European Studies, April 17, 2002

Seminar, “Public History and Oral History Connections, Euro-Balkan Institute seminar, Skopje, Macedonia, March 10-15, 2002

Conference presentation, “Seeking Salvation Abroad: National Identity and Macedonian Labor Migration from European Turkey, 1878-1914,” Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 2001

Presentation, “Immigration and U.S. Foreign Policy,” Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Studies Brown Bag forum, Washington, DC, June 29, 2000

Conference paper, “Macedonian Migrant Laborers and the Rise of Ethnic Consciousness,” Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, NY, April 15, 1999

Teaching fellowship, Department of History, University of Maryland, 1996-1998