Papers Presented at Professional Conferences

(Last Ten Years)


  • Peace Conferences and Environmental Peacebuilding: Fueling Peace through Community Dialogue over Natural Resources in South Sudan’.  First International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding. Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Irvine, CA. October 23-25, 2019.
  • ‘Youth’s Role in South Sudan’s Perfect Storm: Climate Change, Conflict, and the Prospects for Peacebuilding in the World’s Newest Nation’.  Panel on Peace and Displacement in South Sudan. School of International Service – No Lost Generation, Washington, DC, March 4th, 2019.


  • ‘Peace Conferences, Ethnic Violence, and Restorative Justice: The Case of South Sudan’. School of International Service – Africa Research Cluster. American University. Washington, DC, November 6th, 2018.
  • IDP Georgian Youth between Reintegration and Radicalization: Forced Displacement and Transitional Justice in the Caucasus’. International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 July 2018.


  • Highlights on the 61st Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations’. Alliance for Peacebuilding, Washington, DC, March 28th, 2017.
  • ‘Women, Peace and Security in Ethiopia: Transnational Feminism and the Implementation of UNSCR 2315 in the Greater Horn of Africa’. Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict. George Mason University. March 6-7, 2017.


  • Shifting Paradigms: The Role of Young Girls and Boys in Building Peace and Security’. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, and UNFPA. October 6, 2016.
  • ‘Education as a Transitional Solution for Refugee Girls and Boys: Lessons from Chad’. 16th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. Poznan, Poland. July 12-15, 2016


  •  ‘Contested Childhoods: Growing up in Migrancy’. Institute of Social Research. Oslo, Norway. 8-9 January 2015.
  • South Sudanese Diasporas: Contested Notions of Childhood, Uprootedness and Belonging among Young Refugees in the US’. 12th IMISCOE Int’l Conference. Geneva, June 25-27, 2015.


  • Heirs of the World’s Newest Nation: Children, Citizenship and Ethnically-fuelled Conflict in South Sudan’. 112nd Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. DC. Dec 3-6, 2014.
  •  ‘Rethinking Repatriation as a Durable Solution: Young Refugees and Secondary Displacement in South Sudan’. International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. Bogotá,Colombia. 15-18 July 2014.


  • ‘Peacebuilders or Spoilers? South Sudanese Youth’s Role in Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Reconstruction’. US Institute for Peace – University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative.  Columbia, SC, October 2013.
  • ‘South Sudanese Youth and the Climate Change-Displacement-Security Nexus’. US Institute of Peace – Georgia Regents University Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative. Augusta, GA, Oct. 2013.
  • Refugee Youth’s Role in Sustainable Return: Lessons from South Sudan’. 112th meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Chicago. 20-24 Nov.  2013. 
  • ‘Across Frontiers of Geography and Self: Youth Culture and Diasporic Identities in South Sudan’.  111th meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Francisco. Nov. 14-18, 2012.


  • ‘Youth, Displacement and Uncertainty in Post-Independence South Sudan’. European Association of Social Anthropologists. University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre La Défense. 10-13 July 2012.
  • ‘Teaching Cultural Memory in South Sudan: Education’s Role in Creating Negative and Positive Peace’ SIT’s International Symposium on Conflict, Memory, and Reconciliation. Kigali, Rwanda, 10-13 January 2012.
  • ‘Protecting the Human Rights of Children: From Standards Setting to Implementation’. Presented at the International Conference on Human Rights in Global Perspective. E. Franklin Frazier Center for Social Work Research and Howard University School of Social Work. Washington, DC. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2012.


  • ‘Capacity Development, Education and Nation-Building in South Sudan’. Presented at the 11th UKFIET Int’l Conference on Education and Development.  University of Oxford, UK, 13-15 September 2011.
  • ‘African Refugees and Self-Reliance in Egypt’. Presented at the 13th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. Kampala, Uganda, 3-6 July, 2011.
  • ‘The Trope of the Vulnerable Child’. Paper Presented at the American Anthropological Association’s Children and Childhood Interest Group. Charleston, SC, February 16-19, 2011.


  • ‘Education in Emergencies: Lessons in Child Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction’. Presented at the International Disaster and Risk Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 2010, 30 May – 2 June, 2010.


  • ‘Displaced Youth and (R)eintegration in Post-conflict Southern Sudan: Dilemmas of Protection’. Presented at the Refugee Studies Center’s Conference on Protection. University of Oxford, 12-24 September, 2009.
  • ‘Pedagogies of Displacement: Education and Ethnic Identity among Sudanese Refugee Children in Cairo, Egypt’. Presented at the 12th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. University of Nicosia, Cyprus. 28 June, 2009 – 2 July, 2009.
  • ‘Educational Interventions for Disaster-Displaced Children: Protection or Further Risk’. World Conference of Humanitarian Studies. Groeningen, The Netherlands, 4-7 February, 2009.


  • ‘Human Rights, Human Security and ‘Environmental Refugees’: Reducing Social Vulnerability among Displaced Sudanese in Cairo, Egypt’. Invited Session: High Table on Extreme Events, social Vulnerability, and Global Policy/Local Reality. The American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, 19-23 November, 2008.
  • ‘The Human Rights of Refugee Women: A View from the Middle East’. Institute for Gender and Women Studies/University of Helsinki Joint Conference, 2 December, 2008.
  • ‘Migration Policy, Social Protection and Autonomous Child Migrants: Perspectives from the Americas and North Africa’. Paper Presented at a workshop on Children on the Move in the Developing World. Development Research Centre. University of Sussex, UK, 6-8 May, 2008.
  • ‘Methodological Approaches to the Study of the Psychosocial Wellbeing of Refugee Families in Cairo, Egypt: Exploring the Qualitative-Quantitative Continuum’. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Memphis, TN, 25-29 March, 2008.
  • ‘Migrant Children at the Crossroads: Challenges and Progress in a Changing World’. Panel session I co-chaired and organized presented at the Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. Cairo, Egypt, 6-10 January, 2008.
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