• ‘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 SudanSchool 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. Washington, DC, November 6th, 2018. 
  • Highlights on the 61stCommission on the Status of Women at the United Nations’.Alliance for Peacebuiding, Washington, DC, March 28th, 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.
  •  ‘Contested Childhoods: Growing up in Migrancy’. Institute of Social Research. Oslo, Norway. 8-9 January 2015. 
  • ‘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.


  • IASFM. ‘IDP Georgian Youth between Reintegration and Radicalization: Forced Displacement and Transitional Justice in the Caucasus’. Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 July 2018. 
  • ‘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. 
  •  ‘Education as a Transitional Solution for Refugee Girls and Boys: Lessons from Chad”.16thInternational Association for the Study of Forced Migration. Poznan, Poland. July 12-15, 2016
  • South Sudanese Diasporas: Contested Notions of Childhood, Uprootedness and Belonging among Young Refugees in the US’. 12thIMISCOE 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. Bogota, Colombia. 15-18 July 2014.
  •  ‘Refugee Youth’s Role in Sustainable Return: Lessons from South Sudan’. 112thmeeting of the American Anthropological Association. Chicago. 20-24 Nov.  2013.  
  •  ‘Across Frontiers of Geography and Self: Youth Culture and Diasporic Identities in South Sudan’.  111thmeeting 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.
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