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Rob has appeared as a contributor to various symposia and has given a number of conference papers and invited lectures over recent years, including:

  • Rob spoke on the panel 'History and the Special Relationship' at 'Diplomacy, Alliances and War: Anglo-American Perspectives on History and Strategy in the September 11th Era', a joint University of Texas-Austin and King's College London conference, 1-2 November 2013, at the University of Texas, Austin, Te
  • Rob gave a talk, 'US Politics: Looking Ahead', at the 'Understanding US Foreign Policy' programme at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 30 July 2013.
  • Rob was part of a roundtable with Rory Miller (KCL), David Milne (UEA) and Tim Lynch (Melbourne) to launch Tim's Oxford Encyclopedia of American Diplomatic and Military History (OUP, 2013) at Senate House on 25 April 2013.
  • Rob gave a talk, 'Continuity We Can Believe In: Two Cheers for Obama's Foreign Policy', at the Strategic Defence Forum, Sandhurst, 25 March 2013.
  • Rob gave a talk, 'US Politics: Looking Ahead', at the 'Understanding US Foreign Policy' programme at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 12 March 2013.
  • Rob gave talks on 'The 2012 Elections' and 'The Republican Party: Big Tent ot Tea Party' at the Philip Allen Update conference, London, 13 February, 2013.
  • Rob gave a talk on 'US Politics: Looking Beyond 2012', at the 'Understanding US Foreign Policy' programme, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, on December 4, 2012.
  • Rob took part in a panel on the US election and the Middle East at Kings College, London, on November 13, 2012, at:
    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/mems/eventrecords/2012-13/uselection.aspx
  • 'Looking Forward to the 2012 Elections and Beyond', part of the 'Understanding US Foreign Policy' course at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 22 May, 2012.
  • Rob gave a presentation and Q & A on the US political system to members of Reprieve on 16 May, 2012.
  • Rob spoke about Obama's foreign policy to members of the Parliamentary Labour Party's Foreign and Defence Committees at the House of Commons on 15 May, 2012.
  • 'What impact does American Foreign Policy still have on Global Political Risk?', Telexfinance Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, Lloyds, 8 February 2012.
  • 'The Supreme Court: still the "least dangerous branch",' and 'Pressure Groups: is "hyper-pluralism" undermining the national interest?', at the American Politics Update CPD Workshop, London, 2 Feburary 2012.
  • 'Looking Ahead to 2012' at the National School of Government, London, on 11 November 2011.
  • 'Looking Ahead to the 2012 Elections and Beyond', 'Understanding US Foreign Policy', National School of Government, 19 July 2011.
  • 'The Politics of Demonization in the United States', Sympoisum on The Politics of Demonization', The Pears Institute, Birkbeck, 21 July 2011.
  • 'President Obama and the Partisan Presidency: Continuity We Can Believe In?', Charterhouse School, 23 March 2011.
  • 'Looking Back at the 2010 Midterm Elections', 'Understanding US Foreign Policy', National School of Government, 30 November 2010.
  • 'Obama and the Middle East', Department of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, King's College, London, 23 November 2010.
  • 'Obama's Foreign Policy', University of Richmond, 9 November 2010.
  • 'Obama and the 2010 Midterms', Faculty of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, 6 November 2010.
  • 'The 2010 Midterms', Symposium, Democrats Abroad, London School of Economics, 22 October 2010.
  • ‘The Politics of Race in the UK’, Michigan State University Summer School, Birkbeck, 15 July 2009
  • 'President Obama: The First 100 Days', University of East Anglia, Norwich, 27 March 2009
  • 'The Supreme Court and Changes in American Democracy', The Euro-Atlantic Movement Conference 'Developments in American Democracy', Highgate School, 24 March 2009
  • 'What Can the Social Sciences Do For the New President?', Academy of Social Sciences panel with George Edwards, Andrew Rudalevich, and Jelel Virden, Eccles Centre, British Library, 9 March 2009
  • 'Charting a New Course?', Eccles Centre and the Institute for the Study of the Americas conference, 'The Right Man?', 2 March 2009
  • 'Of Premature Births and Premature Obituaries: Barack Obama and the 2008 Presidential Election', School of Politics research seminar, Birkbeck, University of London, 29 January 2009
  • 'All Change? Obama and Foreign Policy', The US and the World conference, Kingston Grammar School, 25 November 2008
  • 'The Domestic Politics of US Foreign Policy', Understanding American Foreign Policy, National School of Government, 13 November 2008
  • 'Not Dead Yet: The Bush Doctrine at Year Six', Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, 11 November 2008
  • 'A Conservative Revolution: The Roberts Supreme Court', Congress to Campus programme, Eccles Centre, British Library with Congressman George J. Hochbrueckner (D-NY) & Congressman John J Rhodes (R-Arizona), 10 & 11 November 2008
  • 'Where Now For the United States After The Elections?',Carnegie endowment for International Peace roundtable panel with Christopher Coker, Michael Cox and Jessica Matthews, LSE, 7 November 2008 (http://www.carnegieendowment.org/events/?fa=eventDetail&id=1196&prog=zru for transcript and audio of the event)
  • 'The US Presidential Election and the Future of US Foreign Policy', Oxford International Strategic Studies Group, All Souls College, Oxford, 5 November 2008
  • 'What Bush Got Right', Young Professionals In Foreign Policy, Committee Room 21, House of Commons, 22 October 2008
  • 'US Foreign Policy After the Elections', Democrats Abroad, LSE 20 October 2008
  • 'Barack Obama and the Black Man's Burden', US Foreign Policy Study Working Group of the British International Studies Association, ISA/LSE joint conference, LSE, 18 September 2008
  • ‘The Domestic Sources of US Foreign Policy,’ Understanding American Foreign Policy, National School of Government, London, 19 June 2008.
  • ‘The Roberts Court: is there a conservative revolution?’ American Politics Update conference, Hilton Hyde Park, London, 7 May 2008.
  • ‘The Special Relationship After Bush and Blair,’ Dickinson College Roundtable with Kathleen Burk (UCL) and Richard Crockatt (UEA), One George Street, London, 18 April 2008.
  • ‘Super Tuesday: the way forward,’ roundtable with Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian), Jim Sciutto (ABC News), Professor Phil Davies (Eccles Centre) and Professor Anthony Badger (Cambridge), United States Embassy, London 7 February 2008 at http://london.usembassy.gov/events/2008/2008_003.html
  • ‘Who Won the Cold War?’, roundtable with Arne Westad, Andrei Grachev, Jan Kavan and Mary Kaldor, Peace Movements in the Cold War and Beyond conference, LSE, London, 1 February 2008.
  • ‘Making US National Security Strategy,’ Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy, Swivenham, 31 January 2008.
  • ‘The Exceptional Empire: Why America Will Not Decline – Again’, Senior Research Seminar, London School of Economic and Political Science, 14 November 2008
  • ‘The Domestic Sources of US Foreign Policy’, Understanding US Foreign Policy, National School of Government, London, 12 November 2008
  • ‘After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy’, School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 9 November 2007
  • ‘The Roberts Supreme Court and Contemporary Politics’, Congress to Campus programme with congresswomen Sue Kelly (R-NY) and Barbara Kennelly (D-CT), De Montfort University, Leicester, 7 November 2007
  • ‘The Roberts Supreme Court and Contemporary Politics’, Congress to Campus programme with congresswomen Sue Kelly (R-NY) and Barbara Kennelly (D-CT), Eccles Centre for American Studies 5 & 6 November, 2007
  • ‘The 2008 Presidential Election’, Politics Society, Forest School, Snaresbrook, London, 16 October 2007
  • ‘The 2008 Presidential Election’, ‘Contemporary America: Politics and Society’, Day School, Oxford University Continuing Education, 29 September 2007
  • ‘Does The World Hate America – the impacts of anti-Americanism’, roundtable with Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, Michael Macey (US Embassy) and Zachi , Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 11 September 2007.
  • ‘The Exceptional Empire: American Power, Primacy and Principle’, European Consortium on Political Research conference, Pisa, Italy, 6-8 September 2007
  • ‘The Politics of Race in the UK’, Michigan State University Summer School, 11 July 2007
  • ‘US-EU Relations’, ‘Understanding American Foreign Policy’, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 5 June 2007
  • ‘How has the world viewed America?’, roundtable with Hugh Brogan and Oliver Kamm, ‘The World’s View Of America’, Cumberland Lodge, 13-15 April 2007
  • ‘Where next for transatlantic progressives?’, panel discussion with Norman Ornstein (AEI), James Pfiffner (George Mason) and Joel Aberbach (UCLA), at Transatlantic Progressives: Shared Challenges for Labour and the Democrats conference, All Souls College, Oxford, 20 January 2007
  • ‘Does Anti-Americanism Matter?’, University of Kent, Canterbury, 5 December 2006
  • ‘US Foreign Policy After the Midterms’, American Politics Group of the UK Political Science Association colloquium, United States Embassy, London, 17 November 2006
  • ‘The Roberts Court and Contemporary American Politics’, Congress to Campus programme with Tom Bowyer (D-NY) and Lou Frey (R-FLA), De Montfort University, Leicester, 15 November 2006
  • ‘The Roberts Court and Contemporary American Politics’, Congress to Campus programme with Tom Bowyer (D-NY) and Lou Frey (R-FLA), Eccles Centre for American Studies, 14 November, 2006
  • ‘Winning the War on Terror’, Sandhurst Defence Forum, Sandhurst, Surrey, 7 November 2006
  • ‘US-EU Relations’, Understanding American Foreign Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 3 November 2006
  • ‘The War on Terror’, panel discussion with Scott Lucas, Richard Jackson and Walter Andrusyszyn, British International Studies Association, US Foreign Policy Group Launch, one-day conference, University of Leicester, 21 September 2006
  • ‘US-EU Relations’, Understanding American Foreign Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 23 June 2006
  • ‘The Politics of Race in the UK’, Michigan State University Summer School, Birkbeck, 19 June 2006
  • Discussant, ‘Exercising Power’ panel with William Howell, Richard Pious, Louis Fisher and Robert McKeever, Politics and Polarization: The Presidency of George W. Bush, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, 26 May 2006
  • ‘Anti-Americanism in Europe’, EU-US Relations, Young Fabians Panel with Douglas Alexander, House of Commons, 18 April 2006
  • ‘The Second Cold War’, Birkbeck PPH Society Weekend Away, La Sorbonne, Paris, 4 March, 2006
  • ‘The Domestic Framework for US Foreign Policy’ and ‘George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy’, at The USA and World Politics, 13 February 2006, Bristol University Public Programmes
  • ‘The Court and Today’s Issues’, Congress to Campus Programme, De Montfort University, 10 November 2005
  • ‘The Courts and Contemporary Politics’, Understanding US Politics: A One Day Conference for Sixth-Form and University Students, The Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library 8 November, 2005
  • ‘The Domestic Framework of US Foreign Policy’, Understanding American Foreign Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 27 October 2005
  • ‘War Powers and the Constitution: The Case of George W. Bush’, Oxford Senior Research Seminar in American Politics, The Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, 25 October 2005
  • ‘Explaining Anti-Americanisms’, Anti-Americanism Symposium with Brendon O’Connor, Richard Crockatt and Inderjeet Parmer, Institute for the Study of the Americas, 21 October, 2005
  • ‘The Politics of Race in the UK’, Michigan State University Summer School, Birkbeck, 25 July 2005
  • ‘The Bush Presidency’, New Developments in Politics: Annual Short Course for Teachers of Politics, University of Westminster, 6 July 2005
  • ‘Bush and the Middle East’, Bush’s Second Term, Eccles Centre for American Studies and the Institute for the Study of the Americas, British Library, 7 March 2005
  • ‘Who Decides? The Politics of Abortion in the United States’, De Montfort University guest lecture, 9 December 2004
  • The Domestic Framework of US Foreign Policy’, Understanding American Foreign Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 29 November 2004
  • ‘Explaining Anti-Americanisms’, Institute for the Study of the Americas seminar series, 27 October 2004
  • ‘The Supreme Court and the 2004 Election’, Congress to Campus, De Montfort University 14 October 2004
  • ‘The Twenty-First Century Presidency’, Sixth Form Students Conference on United States Politics, Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library, 12 October 2004
  • 'Are We All Americans Now? Explaining Anti-Americanisms', Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, 27 October 2004.
  • 'The Supreme Court and the 2004 Elections', Congress to Campus, De Montfort University, Leicester, 14 October 2004.
  • 'The 21st Century Presidency', Congress to Campus Sixth Form Conference, Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library, 12 October 2004.
  • 'The Domestic Framework of US Foreign Policy' and 'Foreign Policy and the 2004 Presidential Election', 'The USA and World Politics', University of Bristol, Public Programme, 5 July 2004.
  • 'Abortion Politics in the USA: Who Decides?', De Montfort University, Leicester, December 4, 2003. .'Anti-Americanisms', invited lecture at 'Understanding America', one day conference, Radley/St Helen's Schools, 5 November, 2003.
  • 'President Bush and the Politics of the Judiciary', lecture at 'Politics in the USA: A One-Day Conference for A-level Students/Congress to Campus prorgramme', De Montfort University, Leicester, October 24, 2003.
  • 'Bush's First Term: the Return of the Imperial Presidency?', at 'Contemporary American Politics: A One-Day Conference for A-Level Students and Teachers', The Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, 21 October 2003.
  • 'Are We All Americans Now? Explaining Anti-Americanism', keynote opening address at the Fulbright Symposium 'Are We All Americans Now?', Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, July 14-15 2003.
  • 'Gun Control Politics in Bush's America', at 'The Bush Presidency and United States Politics', part of the 'New Developments in Politics: Annual Short Course for Teachers of Politics', University of Westminster, 11 July 2003.
  • 'The National Security Strategy of the United States', at 'The Foreign Policy of the USA in the Middle East and the Islamic World – Three Perspectives', Manchester Metropolitan University, May 27, 2003.
  • 'Reactions in the USA', at 'Diverse Reactions to September 11 from Advanced Industrial States' roundtable, Annual Conference of the Political Science Association of the UK, University of Leicester, April 15, 2003
  • 'The Middle East Policy of the US', roundtable at the Oxford University Forum on International Affairs, Trinity College, University of Oxford, February 24, 2003
  • 'American Foreign Policy Post-9/11', at 'Iraq: The New World Disorder', November 22, 2002, Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique/Institute of Contemporary Arts

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