Populism: the Muslim Connection
Keynote Address at the CESifo Conference “Globalization and Populism – Past and Present” in Venice, Italy
June 4-5, 2018

The State and the Nation
Human Biology Core Lecture at Stanford University
October 9, 2009 / Updated 2014

Persistence of Armed Conflict:1816 to 2008
Prepared for University of Maryland
October 25, 2013

Muslims in France
Prepared for CISAC, Stanford University, October 18, 2012
MIT on February 21, 2013
LSE on February 28,2013
Uppsala on September 11, 2013
Harvard University on October 24,2013

Institutions and Development
Prepared for the conference on Institutional Challenges in Emerging Economies at the Stockholm School of Economics
September, 2013

One Muslim is Enough!
Prepared for the AALIMS Conference on Economic and Political Development of the Muslim World at Stanford University
April 6-7, 2012

Multilingualism and country wealth: An Empirical Investigation
May 6, 2009

Linguistic Nationalism as a Consumption Item
Prepared for the London School of Economics on November 11, 2008
European University at St. Petersburg on November 21, 2008