Social Changes and Their Impact on Central Asia, Harriman Institute, Columbia University,New York, November 10, 2016.
What do we Know about Central Asia’s Public Opinions?, Center for Russian, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 25, 2016.
The Other Face of the Arctic: Urban Culture in a Polar Environment, Geography Department, George Washington University, January 22, 2016.
Central Asia In and Out. Globalizing factors, 2015 Paul Bergne Memorial Lecture, Antony’s College, Oxford, May 13, 2015.
The US Silk Road: Geopolitical Imaginary or the Repackaging of Strategic Interests?, Critical Silk Roads Seminar, Georgetown University, April 30, 2015.
Nation-building in Central Asia. State narratives and their Challengers, Davis Center, Harvard University, February 11, 2015.
An Evolving Identity Framework. The Rise of Russian Ethnonationalism and its Mobilizing Potential, Russian Studies Department, Manchester University, April 1, 2014.
Aleksei Navalny and the National-Democrats. Failures and Successes to reconciliate Nationalism and Liberalism, NEORUSS Seminar, Oslo, NUPI and University of Oslo, November 28, 2013.
Russian Nationalism: A Look through Politics, Society and Culture, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami-Oxford University, Ohio, November 11, 2013.
The ‘Chinese Question’ in Central Asia, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, December 6, 2012.
Reassessing Russia’s Decision Making Community: Intra-elite Conflicts, Political and Business Networks, and Ideological Constructions, Kennan Institute Seminar, Washington D.C., March 21, 2011.
Soviet Racial Ideology and Politics after Stalin. New Perspectives, with Sarah Fainberg, Georgetown Program for Jewish Civilization and the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., March 2, 2011.
Russian Policy in the Arctic: Ambitions, Dreams, and Strategies, Russian and Eurasian Studies Program, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., November 3, 2010.
Reassessing Russian Nationalism: The Search for a Social Consensus, Central European University, Budapest, March 12, 2010.
Perspectives et strategies de la Russie en Afghanistan et en Asie centrale [Perspectives and Strategies of Russia in Afghanistan and in Central Asia], Laval University, Quebec City, January 29, 2010.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Successes and Challenges, Nehru Center, Mumbai, October 28, 2009.
Central Asia Strategies for dealing with China, Center for Central Eurasian Studies, Mumbai University, October 27, 2009.
The Chinese Economic Presence in Central Asia. Sinophobia and Sinophilia among Central Asian Elites, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, October 12, 2009.
Political and Geopolitical Stakes of the Sino-Central-Asian Relations, Center for Central Asia Studies in Kashmir University, Srinagar, October 7, 2009.
Russian Eurasianism. An Ideology of Empire, Kennan Seminar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Centers for Scholars, Washington D.C., May 4, 2009.
Central Asia between Russia and China: Local Strategies and Perspectives on the New “Great Game”, Department of South and Central Asian Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden, March 25, 2009.
Nationalism and Eurasianism in Russia, Centre for European Studies (CFE), Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden, April 21, 2009.
The “Patriotic” Brand: Politics and Social Consensus in Contemporary Russia, Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki University, April 17, 2009.
The Chinese Economic Presence in Central Asia. Sinophobia and Sinophilia among Central Asian Elites, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, October 30, 2008.
The Chinese Presence in Central Asia and its Social Reception, Centre français d’études de la Chine contemporaine (CEFC), Hong Kong, October 29, 2008.
Political and Geopolitical Stakes of the Sino-Central-Asian Relations, Graduate Institute of Russian Studies, National Chengdu University, Taipei, October 17, 2008.
Cultural and Economic Mediators of the China-Central Asia Relations, Taiwan Graduate Institute of Central Asia, Ching Yun University, Taipei, October 16, 2008.
Rethinking Russian Nationalism as a Political and Social Consensus, Graduate Institute of Russian Studies, Tamkang University, Taipei, October 15, 2008.
The Political and Religious Situation in Contemporary Central Asia, Graduate Institute for Central Asian Studies, Xian Normal University, China, October 9, 2008.
The Economic and Social Situation in Contemporary Central Asia, Institute for Central Asian Studies, Lanzhou University, China, October 2, 2008.
La présence chinoise en Asie centrale et sa réception sociale [The Chinese Presence in Central Asia and its Social Reception], Doctoral Workshops of the French Center, Beijing, May 8, 2008.
Russian Policy on Central Asia and the Role of Russian Nationalism, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., April 23, 2008.
From Repatriation to Remittance: The Evolution of Migration Flows from Central Asia to Russia, Kennan Institute Seminar, Washington D.C., April 30, 2007.
Nationalism and Imperialism. The Neo-Eurasianist Think Tanks in Russia, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., April 24, 2007.
In Search of an Imperial Identity. Neo-Eurasianism in Russia, Harriman Institute Lunch Talk, Columbia University, New York, April 17, 2007.
The Return of the Aryan Myth: Tajikistan in Search for a National Ideology, Central Asian Seminars, Tokyo University, September 16, 2006.
Teaching Patriotism in Contemporary Russia: Finding the Line between ‘Russian Civilization’ and Ethnocentrism, Kennan Institute, Washington D.C., March 23, 2006.
Central Asia Fifteen Years after Independence: The Drift towards Authoritarianism,Kennan Institute Seminar, Washington D.C., March 20, 2006.