2017

June: Invited to give a talk on Cultural Heritage for Development Indicators at the conference: ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for South East Europe’ (Belgrade)

May: Invited to give a Keynote on Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice at the ‘4th Heritage Forum of Central Europe’ (Poland)

May: Invited to participate in a Conversation on my book on UNESCO, with Prof. Nic Craith, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)

May: Invited to give a talk on UNESCO and local community participation at the ‘Sharing Heritage, Sharing Experience Workshop’, Edinburgh University

February: Invited to give a talk on heritage tourism at the research seminar of the Équipe interdisciplinaire de Recherches en Tourisme at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

2016

July: Invited to give a paper on World Heritage management at the ‘Evidence on Trial’ conference at Durham University

June: Invited to give a provocation on sustainable development at the conference of the Association for Critical Heritage Studies (Montreal)

March: Debate on Museums and Social Justice, organised at the Beaney Museum in Canterbury.

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2015

November: Invited to present my research on World Heritage at the Ethnology seminas, Lucerne University

October: Invited to give a talk on my research at the 23rd ENCATC Annual Conference, Italy

April: invited to present my research on Museums, Migrants and Social Justice at the ‘Limits of Heritage symposium’, Deakin University

February: Invited to present my research on Gender and World Heritage at Manchester University

January: Invited by UNESCO to take part in the international workshop on ‘Policy on sustainable development in the processes of the World Heritage Convention (WHC)’ (Vietnam)

2014

October: Invited by UNESCO to take part in the international workshop on ‘Policy on sustainable development in the processes of the WHC’ (University of Cottbus – Germany)

September: Invited by the National Gallery of Denmark to present the preliminary results of my research on Museums, Migrants and Social Justice

September: Invited by the Swedish National Heritage Board to present ‘The Capture2socio-economic impacts of heritage sites’ (results of my 2011 book) at the international workshop: “The Impact of Cultural Heritage – strategies for historic and innovative urban development” (Sweden)

July: Invited to take part in the workshop on ‘Understanding Heritage Values’; Eindhoven University of Technology

July: Invited to take part in the conference ‘Economic Crisis, Heritage and Identity’, UCL

March: Invited by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to present UNESCO’s work on intangible heritage at a HLF workshop

March: Invited by ICOMOS Norway to take part in a workshop on World Heritage and Human Rights

February: Invited to present a paper on ‘UNESCO, Outstanding Universal Value, and Beyond’ at the World Heritage Site lecture series, Durham University

2013

December: Invited to present my research on the National Museum on Immigration History at the seminar on ‘Conflict and Migration in Museum’, Victoria and Albert Museum

November: Invited to deliver a Keynote Speech on ‘Identifying the socio-economic impacts of World Heritage: an impossible mission?’ International conference: ‘Between dream and reality: Debating the impact of World Heritage Listing’, University of Oslo, Norway

November: Invited to take part in the meeting on Heritage and Youth organised by the Conseil régional de Bretagne, France

October: Invited to present a paper on ‘UNESCO, Outstanding Universal Value, and Beyond’ at Cambridge University research seminar

October:  Invited to present a paper on ‘ UNESCO, Cultural Heritage and Outstanding Universal Value’  – AHRC funded workshop on ‘the identification and appropriation of cultural world heritage sites’ (University of Kent)

July: Invited to deliver a Keynote Speech on ‘The Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainability in Heritage Studies’, Cottbus University International Summer Academy

July: Invited to present my research on the National Museum on Immigration History at the ‘Memory Matters’ conference, held at the University of East London

January: Invited to deliver a Keynote Speech on impacts of heritage regeneration (2011 book) at the closing conference of the EU funded Euromed Heritage programme (Fez, Morocco)

2012

November: Invited to take part in the reflection on the future of Heritage in the Mediterranean region, as part of the reflection for the closure of the EU funded Euromed Heritage Programme

July: Invited to present a paper on Heritage spaces and development policies’ at the Global heritage — worlds apart’ conference, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

April: Invited to present my research on the National Museum on Immigration History at Stanford University

January: Invited to present a paper on ‘World Heritage as debatable lands?’ at the workshop on ‘Debatable Lands’, Durham University

January: Invited to give two Architectural conservation Masterclasses at the University of Edinburgh

2011

December: Invited to give a presentation on Heritage in Times of Crises at the International conference on ‘The Arts in Times of Crises’. Université Cergy-Pontoise

November: Invited to present the results of the book on the socio-economic impacts of heritage regeneration in Europe. Université de La Rochelle

October: Invited to present the results of the book on the socio-economic impacts of heritage regeneration in Europe at the 5th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum (Helsinki, Finland)

July: Invited to take part in a brainstorming session at the European Commission on Culture and Regional Development (Bruxelles)

January: Invited to present my research on Intangible Heritage at Stanford University

2010

November: Invited to present my research on Museums, Migrants and Social Justice at Stanford University

March: Invited to present my research at the Center for Heritage and Society -UMass Amherst