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Public Engagement as Key note Speaker


  • 16th March 2016 on the Role of media in peacebuilding in Africa at the University of Bradford, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, United Kingdom.
  • 29th January 2016 on African media in peacebuilding and the challenges of the digital age at the Nigerian Media Seminar  at the University of Manchester, Salford Media City, United Kingdom
  • As an expert on ‘Migrant crisis and how the media, governments and populist movements have communicated the crisis to the general public’ at a Symposium organised by the London-based Think Tank Institute For Strategic Dialogue on the theme: Impact of the current migrant and refugee crisis on Europe: challenges related to extremism, polarisation and terror attacks  in Oslo, Norway, 11-12  February 2016.
  • Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) General Conference on ‘Pathways Toward Just Peace: Reinventing Security, Justice and democracy in Asia-Pacific in Kathmandu, Nepal 9-11th October 2015
  • The 9th  Dealing with Disasters conference on Health-Centred Disaster Risk  on September 17-18th  organized by the Disaster and Development Network, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
  • African Peace, Research and Educational Association (AFPREA) conference at the ECOWAS Parliament Complex, Abuja, Nigeria  15-18th April 2015.
  • Symposium by International Federation of Exiled Tamil Journalists at the University of London on Media and Terrorism in Africa  on October 2014
  • Amnesty International Symposium on the rights of refugees in Newcastle on October 20 2013. 
  • Key note Speaker on the experience of setting up the Refugee and Migrant Support Hub at UWE at the City of Sanctuary Network annual conference in Sheffield  on September 13 2010.
  • Guest Lecture on Black and Ethnic Minority in Higher Education in the South West of England to a group of EU Grundig funded project visitors at CEED in Bristol on March 23 2010
  • Workshop on Scholars at Risk and Refugees in Higher Education at the African Voices Forum Annual Conference on Education and Health at the Council House, Bristol, UK.
  • Black History Month October 2016 Series of Events organised by NEEACA (North East African and Caribbean Association) in Newcastle (08/10/16)
  • Seminar Talk organised by the University of the West of England Centre for Intercultural Communication on Wednesday February 13 2008 on the topic: Historical Frames and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention: From Ethiopia, Somalia to Rwanda, based on an article published in the autumn 2007 edition of the refereed journal Globalisation, Education and Societies, Routledge Taylor & Francis