Conferences

Invited Presentations / Workshops
University of California, Riverside, Riverside CA (22 May 2017).
Graduate Colloquium, “Rethinking Autonomy”

PBRC / East West Center Workshop on Governance and Integration for Internal Migrants (17-18 March 2017)
Conference Organizer; Presented paper: “Displacement and Reintegration in Aceh, Indonesia”

Peace Science Society, Notre Dame (20-22 October 2016).
Workshop participant, “Understanding Militias”, discussing topic “Militias: Pro-State or Anti-Rebel?”

American Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia PA (30 August 2016)
Workshop participant, “Studying Southeast Asian Politics,” presenting paper “Dangerous Fieldwork in Southeast Asia”Shane Lund

International Studies Association (ISA), Atlanta GA (15-19 March 2016)
Workshop participant, “Religion and Peace: Possibilities, Challenges, and Prospects”

University of California, Irvine (06 February 2015)
Invited Speaker for Professor Steven Topik, presented paper “Coffee: An Indian Ocean Perspective”

Symposium: Social Resistance in Non-Democracies, Lund Sweden (24-26 November 2014)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”

Symposium: Framing Asian Studies: Geopolitics, Institutions and Networks, Netherlands (18-20 November 2013)
Presented paper: “Area Studies, Asian Studies, and the Pacific Basin”

Portland State University (16 January 2013)
Invited Speaker, International Studies, presented paper “Shrouded: Indicators of Holy War in Southeast Asia”

Symposium: Yale Conference on Militias, New Haven CT (19-20 October 2012)
Presented paper: “State Proxy or Security Dilemma?  Understanding Anti-Rebel Militias in Civil War”

Symposium: Rebel Governance, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH (10-12 September 2010)
Presented paper: “Rebel State, Strong Society: Civilian Influence on Rebel Governance in Aceh”

Symposium: Religious Non-State Actors and Human Security, Seattle WA (6-8 May 2009)
Presented paper: “Ulama, the State, and War: Islam-State Relations in the Aceh Conflict”

Symposium: Religious Non-State Actors and Human Security, Seattle WA (8 May 2008)
Presented paper: “Ulama as Umpire: Islamic Leaders in the Aceh Conflict”

Symposium: Learning to Lose: Dominant Parties in Quasi-Democratic Systems, Toronto ON (31 March 2006)
“Learning to Lose?  Not If UMNO Can Help It”

University of British Columbia, Global Citizenship Speaker Series, Vancouver BC (30 January 2006)
Presented paper: “From Brazil to Banda Aceh: UBC Students Reflect on Global Citizenship”

Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta Indonesia (14 April 2004)
Presented paper: “Neither Wolf, nor Lamb: Embracing Civil Society in the Aceh Conflict”

National Conferences
American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco CA (31 August – 03 September 2017)
Chair for panel, “Southeast Asian Politics”
Chaired meeting for the Southeast Asian Politics Related Group

International Studies Association (ISA), Baltimore MD (22-25 February 2017)
Presented paper: ““Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Presented paper: “Rethinking Autonomy”

Policy Science Institute, Claremont CA (27-29 October 2016)
Presented Paper: “Rethinking Autonomy”

American Political Science Association (APSA), Philadelphia PA (31 August – 04 September 2016)
Presented paper: “Decentralizing Autonomy: Power-Sharing among Ethnic Minorities”
Organizer / Chair for panel: “Political Diversity in Southeast Asia”
Discussant for panel: “The Legacies of Colonialism”

Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Calgary AB (31 May – 02 June 2016)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Organizer / Chair for panel: “Armed Conflicts in Social Contexts”

International Studies Association (ISA), Atlanta GA (15-19 March 2016)
Chair / Discussant for panel: “Opportunities and Organizations in Civil Wars”

Policy Sciences Institute, World Bank, Washington DC (11-13 November 2015)

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Newport Beach CA (23-25 October 2015)
Presented paper: “Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic & Protestant Colonizers”
Chair / Discussant for panel: “Research on Missionaries”

American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco CA (03-06 September 2015)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Organizer / Chair for panel: “Social Resistance and State Responses in Southeast Asia”
Organizer / Chair for panel: “Southeast Asian Politics: Democracy and Security”

Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Chicago IL (26-29 March 2015)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Organizer / Chair for panel: “Social Resistance in Non-Democracies”

International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans LA (18-21 February 2015)
Presented paper: “Strife of the Soil: Unsettling Transmigrant Conflicts in Indonesia”

American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington DC (28-31 August 2014)
Presented paper: “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
Chair for panel: “The Contemporary Dynamics of Ethnic Conflict”

International Studies Association (ISA), Toronto ON (26-29 March 2014)
Presented paper: “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”

Policy Sciences Institute, Ursinus College Pennsylvania (25-27 October 2013)

Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Victoria BC (4-6 June 2013)
Presented paper: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ethnic Minorities in the Aceh Conflict”
Organized panel: “New Voices in Southeast Asian Politics”
Discussed / Organized panel: “Civil Wars and Post-Conflict Violence”

Association for Asian Studies (AAS), San Diego CA (21-24 March 2013)
Presented paper: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ethnic Minorities in the Aceh Conflict”
Organized panel: “Sub-Regional Minorities in Asian Conflicts”

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Phoenix AZ (09-11 November 2012)
Presented paper with Ian Zatkin-Osburn: “Shrouded: Indicators of Holy War in Southeast Asia”

Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Edmonton AB (13-15 June 2012)
Presented paper: “State Proxy or Security Dilemma?  Understanding Anti-Rebel Militias in Civil War”
Chair / Discussant for panel: Sources of Conflict and Violence”

International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego CA (01-04 April 2012)
Presented paper: “State Proxy or Security Dilemma?  Understanding Anti-Rebel Militias in Civil War”
Organized / Chaired panel: “Serving the State?  Understanding Paramilitaries in War”

Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Honolulu HA (31 March – 03 April 2011)
Presented paper: “Strong State, Smothered Society: Explaining Violence in Thailand’s Deep South”

International Studies Association (ISA), Montreal QC (16-19 March 2011)
Presented paper: “Unarmed Forces: Civilian Options in Times of War”

International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans LA (17-20 February 2010)
Presented paper: “Unarmed Forces: Village Authority and Non-Combatant Strategy in the Aceh Conflict”
Winner, Kenneth Boulding Award for best student paper in Peace Studies

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Denver CO (23-25 October 2009)
Presented paper: “Ulama, the State, and War: Islam-State Relations in the Aceh Conflict”

Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Chicago IL (26-29 March 2009)
Presented paper: “Peace by Piece: Traditional Leaders and Conflict Mitigation”

International Studies Association (ISA), New York NY (15-18 Feb 2009)
Presented paper: “Peace by Piece: Village Peace Processes in Southeast Asia”

Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), London ON (3 June 2005)
Presented paper: “Insurgents or Resurgence?  Islam and Identity in Aceh”

Regional Conferences
ISA-West Annual Conference, Pasadena CA (22-23 September 2017)
Organized panel: “Studying the Pacific”; Presented paper: Writing and Teaching the Pacific Basin”
Presented paper: “Rethinking Autonomy”
Chair for panel: “Human Rights and Policy Change”

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Salem OR (09-11 June 2017)
Presented paper: “Rethinking Autonomy in Southeast Asia”

Western Political Science Association Conference, Vancouver BC (13-16 April 2017)
Presented paper: “Rethinking Autonomy in Southeast Asia”

AAS-West Annual Conference (WCAAS), Missoula MT (23-24 September 2016)
Presented paper: “Power to the Province: Decentralizing Autonomy in Southeast Asia”

Asian Studies Conference of Japan (ASCJ), Tokyo Japan (02-04 July 2016)
Presented paper: “Power to the Province: Decentralizing Autonomy in Southeast Asia”
Organized panel: “Democracy in Indonesia: Struggles across Time”

AAS in Asia, Kyoto Japan (24-27 June 2016)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Organized panel: “Social Mobilization, Governance, and Polarization in Southeast Asian Politics”

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Northridge CA (10-12 June 2016)
Presented paper: “Power to the Province: Decentralizing Autonomy in Southeast Asia”
Chaired panel: “Individual Papers: Southeast Asian Security”

Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), Puerto Rico (07-09 January 2016)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Chaired panel: “Political Institutions and Institutionalization”
Chaired / Discount for panel: “Democratic Culture in Authoritarian Contexts”

AAS-West Annual Conference (WCAAS), Salt Lake City UT (09-10 October 2015)
Presented paper: “Coffee: An Indian Ocean Perspective”

ISA-West Annual Conference, Pasadena CA (25-27 September 2015)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Discussant for panel: “International Conflict and War”

Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Coventry England (22-24 June 2015)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Stockton CA (5-7 June 2015)
Presented paper: “Under a Rebel Flag: Social Resistance under Insurgent Rule in Aceh, Indonesia”
Presented paper: “Coffee: An Indian Ocean Perspective”

AAS-West Annual Conference (WCAAS), Tempe AZ (03-04 October 2014)
Presented paper: “Strife of the Soil: Unsettling Transmigrant Conflicts in Indonesia”
Presented paper: “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
Discussant for panel: “Modern Southeast Asia”

ISA-West Annual Conference, Pasadena CA (26-27 September 2014)
Presented paper: “Transmigration and Armed Conflict in Southeast Asia: Militants and Misconceptions”
Chaired panel: “Human Rights and Humanitarian Ethics”

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Bellingham WA (20-22 June 2014)
Presented paper: “The Best Ye Breed: Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic & Protestant Colonizers”
Presented paper: “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”

American Academy of Religion (AAR) West, Los Angeles CA (08-09 March 2014)
Presented paper: “Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic & Protestant Colonizers”

Canadian Council for Southeast Asia Studies (CCSEAS), Montreal QC (17-19 October 2013)
Presented paper: “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
Chaired panel: “Local Identities and Resistance”

ISA-West Annual Conference, Pasadena CA (27-28 September 2013)
Presented paper: “Second-Order Minorities in Asian Secessionist Conflicts”
Winner, best paper award at ISA-West
Presented paper: “Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic and Protestant Colonizers”
Chaired panel: “Managing and Resolving Conflict”

International Security Studies Section (ISSS) ISA / International Security and Arms Control Section (ISAC) APSA, Irvine CA (13-15 October 2011)
Presented paper: “State Proxy or Security Dilemma?  Understanding Anti-Rebel Militias in Civil War”
Chaired / Discount for panel: “Civil Conflict: Anticipation and Reaction”

Asian Studies, Pacific Coast (ASPAC), Portland OR (18-20 June 2010)
Presented paper: “Strong State, Smothered Society: Explaining Violence in Thailand’s Deep South”
Winner, best student paper award

Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS), Vancouver BC (15-17 October 2009)
Presented paper: “The State and War in Thailand’s South: Understanding Violence in Patani”
Organized panel: “Understanding Violence in Patani”

Canadian Association of Asian Studies (CASA), Waterloo ONT (13-16 November 2008)
Presented paper: “Peace by Piece: Village-Level Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia”

Canadian Consortium on Asia-Pacific Security, Quebec City QC (2-4 December 2004)
Presented paper: “Turning the Corner: The 2004 Indonesian Elections”