Morten Valbjørn: Conference presentations, talks etc.

2020

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2020). From ’whether’ to ’how’ sectarian identity politics mattered in post-Arab Uprisings Middle East international relations: Lessons from the Iran-Saudi rivalry, Presentation at the SEPAD-POMEPS workshop “Sectarianism and International Relations”. Chatham House, London, UK, February 6-7 2020.

  • Valbjørn,Morten (2020). Observing (the Debate on) Sectarianism: On Conceptualizing, Grasping and Explaining Sectarian Politics in a new Middle East. Presentation at the workshop “Facing the Facts on Tremulous Grounds: Promises and Challenges of Analysing Social and Political Dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa a Decade after the Arab Uprisings”, GIGA: German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany, January 30-31 2020.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2020). Beyond the Beyond(s): On the (Many) Third Way(s) beyond Primordialism and Instrumentalism in the study of Sectarianism, lecture at the ACRPS Winter School, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar, January 5 2020.

2019

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019). Reading Walt in Beirut and Wendt in Doha, presentation at the APSN workshop “Teaching IR in the Middle East”, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon, 13 December 2019

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) Bringing in the Other Islamists, Presentation at ICSRU-TOI Workshop, Arab Islamic Studies, Aarhus University, October 28 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) Beyond the Beyond(s): On the (Many) Third Way(s) beyond Primordialism and Instrumentalism in the study of Sectarianism, Paper presented at the workshop “Beyond ‘Sectarianism’? Towards an Alternative Understanding of Identity Politics and Communal Antagonism”, Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge, 25 October 2019.

  • Gunning, Jeroen & Morten Valbjørn (2019): TOI Framing paper, Paper presented at “TOI Kick-off Research Workshop”, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 21 October 21 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) Observing (the Debate on) Sectarianism: On Conceptualizing, Grasping and Explaining Sectarian Politics in a new Middle East, Presentation at the panel “Facing the Facts on Tremulous Grounds: The State of MENA Political Science after the Arab Uprisings” German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO), Hamburg, 4 October 2019.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) “’Be careful what you wish for’ − The Multiple Strategies of De-Sectarianization, Presentation at the panel “What? Where? How? Why?: Understanding ‘de’, ‘anti’, and ‘post’ Sectarianization Moves in the Contemporary Middle East”, German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO), Hamburg, 4 October 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) What do we talk about when we talk about anti/counter/multi /post /de/ trans-sectarianism – and how to go about it?, Paper presented at the workshop ‘The Challenges of Transnational Movements & Inclusionary States in the MENA’ at the Lebanese American University, Beirut 19 September 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) What do we talk about when we talk about anti/counter/multi/ post/non/de/trans-sectarianism – and how to go about it?, presentation at presentation at the workshop "Solutions to Sectarianism? Examining efforts at ‘de-sectarianization’ across the Middle East", SEPAD/The Foreign Policy Center, London, United Kingdom. September 10 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) Studying identity politics in Middle East international relations - before and after the Arab uprisings, TOMidEast Summer School – Understanding the Middle East, University of Turin, Italy. June 21 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019). Roundtable on International Relations of the Post-Uprisings Middle East, POMEPS 10TH Annual Conference Agenda, George Washington University, Washington DC, United States. May 23-24 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019). (Arab) Middle East IR: A young (proto)discipline with a long tradition, presentation at the workshop "The Many Births of IR", University of Leiden, May 16-17 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019). Dialogues in Sectarian Politics – on (the limits of) making historical analogies to the classic Arab Cold War in a sectarianized new Middle East, Presentation at the conference ‘Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation Across the Middle East’, Lancaster University, March 28 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019). Be careful what you wish for – the multiple strategies of de-sectarianization, SEPAD workshop ‘Prospects of Shared/Social Prosperity: Exploring De-sectarianisation in the Middle East’, University College London, March 27 2019.

  • Valbjørn Morten (2019) ‘Debating authoritarianism before, during and after the Arab Uprisings – 3 interventions from a Middle Eastern debate’, Paper presented at the workshop ’What is new in new authoritarianism’, Department of Sociology of Law, Lund University, March 21-22 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019). On (the limits of) making historical analogies to the classic Arab Cold War in a sectarianized new Middle East Presentation at the NewMed conference ‘The Middle East: Thinking About and Beyond Security and Stability’, The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, AUB, Beirut, February 7-8 2019.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) Shia-sunnisekterisme til debat i et nyt Mellemøsten, Presentation at TIFO/SWAR workshop on 'Sectarianism before, during and after the Arab Revolts, February 4, Aarhus University. 
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) Memo for concluding SWAR workshop, Paper presented at 'SWAR Concluding Workshop', January 21 2019, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2019) Shakespeare and Islam(ists) at War, Paper prepared for " POMEPS Workshop on ’Islamist at War’", George Washington University, January 25 2019, Washington DC.

2018 

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018), How to grasp and map sectarianism: Experiences from the SWAR Project, Presentation at the workshop ‘Sunni/Shia relations in Europe – How to study them?’, Migration Institute of Finland, Turku, Finland, 13-14 Dec.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018): Hvordan Yemen blev ’sekteriseret’, Presentation at FALS conference ’Sandheden om Mellemøsten?’, Hasseris Gymnasium, Aalborg, Denmark, Dec 11. 

  • Valbjørn, Morten & Curtis Ryan (2018). Sectarianism in Less Likely Places: The Impact of Rising Regional Sectarianism Even in Jordan. Paper presented at workshop on ‘Sectarianism in Not So Sectarian Societies’ at Durham University, United Kingdom, November 16 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018). Bringing the Global/Regional IR debates into the discussion about changes in global/regional structures of Middle East international relations, Presentation at the POMEPS/Princeton University’s Bobst-AUB Collaborative Initiative workshop, Beirut, Lebanon, Oct 30-31 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018). Revisiting the (Middle East) Area Studies Controversy through the Lens of the Global IR Debate. Presentation at the AGYA workshop 'ASC 2.0 – The Area Studies Controversy Revisited', AUB, Beirut, September 29-30.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018). Revisiting the (Middle East) Area Studies Controversy through the Lens of the Global IR Debate. Presentation at the Panel 'A Global Approach to Comparative Area Studies and International Relations Scholarship: What to Expect and How', ECPR General Conference, University of Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018). Sekterisk politik: Shia- og sunni-debatten i (et nyt) Mellemøsten. Presentation at the ‘2018 Aarhus Seminar’. Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. August 17 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2018). Beyond the Beyond(s): On the (Many) Third Way(s) beyond Primordialism and Instrumentalism in the study of Sectarianism. Presentation at the workshop ‘The Comparative Politics of Sub-state Identity in the Middle East’, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. June 29 2018.

  •  Valbjørn, Morten (2018). Three Ways of Discussing New Identity Politics in Middle East International Relations. Presentation at the panel ‘The Politics of Identity: Revisiting an Old Debate in a New Middle East’ BRISMES Annual Conference, King’s College, London, June 25 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2018). Beyond the Beyond: On the (Many) Third Way(s) Beyond Primordialism and Instrumentalism in the Study of Sectarianism. Presentation at the panel "Contending Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Sectarian Mobilisation", BRISMES Conference 2018, King's College London, London UK. June 25 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2018). The Global IR/Middle East IR Nexus. Presentation at the workshop 'The Making of IR in the Middle East: Critical Perspectives on Scholarship and Teaching in the Region'. American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, June 21-22 2018. 

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018). Four models of inter-disciplinary dialogue: Explorations into the Area Studies/IR nexus. Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). Stockholm. May 30 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2018). Studying Sectarianism – the need for getting beyond in 4 ways, Presentation at the panel ‘Studying Sectarianism’, POMEPS 9th Annual Conference, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, May 24 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. Studying identity politics in Middle East international relations before and after the Arab uprisings Presentation at the panel 'Perceptions and Misperceptions in Identity Politics'. International Studies Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, April 4-7 2018.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2018). Introduction: Shia-and Sunni-Islamism(s) in a sectarianized new Middle East. Presentation at the workshop 'Shia-and Sunni-Islamism(s) in a sectarianized new Middle East', Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, March 16 2018.

2017 

  • Valbjørn, Morten & Curtis Ryan. (2017). Sectarianism in Less Likely Places: The Impact of Rising Regional Sectarianism Even in Jordan. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington DC. November 18-21 2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). On Making Pauses on a long (American) Journey: Some early reflections on where we are coming from and where we should be going Paper presented at the workshop ‘Rethinking Politics: Highlighting (and transcending?) the Limits of Political Science in an Uncertain Age’, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar, October 29 2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). Typologizing Shia-Islamism. Paper presented at the workshop "New Analysis of Shia Politics", George Washington University, Washington D.C., United States. October 12-13 2017.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). Dialogues in (intra) Sectarian Politics: (Sectarian) Trans-state Identities in New and Old Regional Cold Wars of the Middle East. Paper presented at the conference "Sectarianism in the Middle East: how is it mobilized in politics and conflicts", Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo. Sept 21 2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). Dialogues in Sunni-Muslim Politics – Comparing the international politics of Arab and Sunni Supra-State Identities. Paper presented in the panel ‘Examining the Nexus between Religion and International Relations in a Sectarian New Middle East’’ at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Barcelona, Spain. September 15 2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). ”Historier fra Libanon - Sekterisk politik”, Public talk at Danmission Unge, Gellerup Kirke, August 22 2017. ("Stories from Lebanon: Sectarian Politics").

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). What is so Sectarian about Sectarian Politics?: Identity Politics and Authoritarianism in a Sectarian New Middle East, Presentation at the panel "Sectarianism and Regime Trajectories after the Arab Uprisings",  BRISMES Annual Conference 2017, University of Edinburgh, UK. July 5-7 2017.

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). Dialogues in Sunni-Muslim Politics, Presentation at the SWAR workshop "IR Theory in a sectarian new Middle East", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, June 22 2017
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2017). Participation in Roundtable on "Sectarian Materiality: Perspectives from Political Science, Anthropology and Religious Studies, at the conference Sectarian Materiality, Aarhus University, May 30-31
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). (Sectarian) Trans-state Identities in New and Old Regional Cold Wars of the Middle East. Presentation at the conference "The Middle East and North Africa in the Emerging Global Cold War", The Middle East and North Africa Research Cluster, Nottingham Trent University, UK. 2nd May 2017

  • Gelardi, Maiken & Morten Valbjørn. (2017). Travelling Theories in the Global South: When Arabism Meets Latinidad. Presentation at the Fifth Global International Studies Conference/WISC, Taipei, Taiwan. April 1-3 2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). Identity Politics and Authoritarianism in a New Sectarian Middle East: What is So Sectarian about Sectarian Politics? Presentation at the panel "Dimensions of Authoritarianism - Identity, State, and Regime", as part of the conference "Unlike Twins?! Comparing Autocracies and Democracies", the Section "Comparative Politics" of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), University of Tübingen, Germany. 15-17 March 2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). Dialogues in Sunni-Muslim Politics. Paper presented at the conference "Invention or Rediscovery? The Emergence of Sunni Identity in the 21st Century", Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore., February 9 2017

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2017). US–Middle East relations in a Trump Era. Presentation at IR Research Section seminar on "International Politics in the Trump Era", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, February 6 2017

2016

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Analytical Eclecticism: promises and pitfalls. Presentation at the "Standing Group on Qualitative and/or Interpretivist Approaches to Political Science". Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. December 6 2016

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Shia/Sunni Sectarianism in the Middle East. Presentation at the workshop "Comparative Sectarianism", Aarhus University. November 29 2016
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Revisiting the (Post)Democratization Agenda in a New (Sectarian) Middle East. Paper presented at the workshop "Theorizing Authoritarianism in the Arab Middle East’", Smith College, Northampton, MA, United States. November 11 2016
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). The Middle East and North Africa, Presentation at the conference "Comparative Regionalism: State of the Art and Future Directions", University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, November 3 2016.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Weak States and (Sectarian) Trans-state Identities in New and Old Regional Cold Wars of the Middle East. Presentation at the panel "Sectarianism, State Failure and the Regional States System", the 23rd annual congress of DAVO (German Middle East Studies Association), Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany. 6-8 October 2016. 

  •  Valbjørn, Morten (2016). "Islam og politik:  Tre ‘nedslag’ i debat om Islam(isme) og Politik i (et nyt) Mellemøsten." Folkeuniversitet i Aarhus, October 10 2016. [Islam(ism) and Politics in a (new) Middle East].

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Beyond the Beyond(s) – On the (Many) Third Way(s) Beyond Primordialism and Instrumentalism in the Study of Sectarianism. Presentation at the SWAR panel "Inter-disciplinary Explorations into Shia/Sunni Sectarianism’ at the Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. 22-24 September 2016

  • Valbjørn, Morten, Pinar Bilgin, Waleed Hazbun, Emma Murphy, Matteo Legrenzi. (2016). "Keynote Roundtable: The Middle East Area Studies Controversy in Context: Discussing Different Cultural-Institutional Perspectives" at the Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. 22-24 September 2016

  • Valbjørn, Morten & Curtis Ryan. (2016). Exploring the regimeformation/sectarianism nexus in a less likely place – lessons from Jordan. Presentation at the "SWAR/CODE Workshop on Sectarianism and Regime Formation", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. August 16-17 2016

  •  Valbjørn, Morten & Raymond Hinnebusch. (2016). Exploring the Nexus between Sectarianism and Regime Formation in a New Middle East. Presentation at the workshop "SWAR/CODE Workshop on Sectarianism and Regime Formation", Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. August 16-17 2016.

  • Valbjørn, Morten & Curtis Ryan. (2016). Jordan in a new sectarian Middle East - Introductory Remarks. Presentation at the workshop "Jordan in a new sectarian Middle East", Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, Amman. August 11 2016. 

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016) Sectarianism as Identity Politics and/or Religious Politics, SWAR-AIC Workshop: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Sectarianism in Iraq and Beyond, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, May 24 2016.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Promises, Pitfalls and Possible Avenues for a Stronger Cross-fertilization between IR and CP in the study of Middle East politics at the panel 'Rethinking the IR/Comparative Politics Divide in Middle East Political Science, 7th Annual POMEPS Conference, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. May 19-20 2016

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Is sectarianism mainly about boundary-production or does substance matter? at ICSRU Workshop on sectarianism and (non)-religious identity politics, Aarhus University, May 11.

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). De mange Mellemøsten’er – om at få greb på en uhåndgribelig region. Presentation at the Royal Defense College's 'SIKU MENA Course',Egelund Slot. April 25 2016 [The many Middle Easts - On Grasping the Cartographic Slipperiness of the Middle East]

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016). ”Sekterisk politik:  Shia- og sunni-debatteni et nyt Mellemøsten”, presentation at FLSH Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, April 14.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2016) "A Comparative Politics perspective on religion and sectarianism" at Roundtable on inter-disciplinary perspectives on religion and sectarianism, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, April 12. 
  •  Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Syrien: Politiske, religiøse og etniske konflikter, at Folkeuniversitetet. April 7 2016

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2016). Three ways of discussing new identity politics in the International Relations of the Middle East. at the panel "New Identity Politics in the International Relations of the Middle East", International Studies Association's 57th Annual Convention, Atlanta, United States. March 18 2016

2015

     
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015) "Shia- og sunni-debatten i et nyt Mellemøsten", Ældre Sagen, Aarhus, Dec 14
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015) ”IS(lamisme) og Muslim Politics i et nyt (sekterisk) Mellemøsten” Forsvarets Værnsfælles Efterretningsseminar, Flyvestation Skalstrup, November 25 2015
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015) ” Erfaringer med ’de tre pointer’ og hypotetiske problemstillinger”, Konference om Blended Learning, Center for Undervisning og Læring, Aarhus Universitet, November 26 2015.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015) Yemen at War in a ‘Sectarian New Middle East’, Presentation at IP-Nu event ‘Yemen at war - regional and domestic dimensions’, November 16, Aarhus University.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015): “(Inter)disciplinary Perspective on Sectarianism in a New Middle East”, Presentation at the SWAR Workshop “(Inter)disciplinary Perspectives on Sectarianism”, November 12, Aarhus University.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015): “The role of (scholarly) identities in the study of identities in Middle East international relations”, EISA Symposium, November 4-7, Rapallo, Italy.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015): “Sectarianism in the Wake of the Arab Revolts”, Presentation at ICSRU workshop, September 29, Aarhus University.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2015). "Sekterisk politik: Shia- og sunni-debatten i et nyt Mellemøsten", Folkeuniversitet i Aarhus, Aarhus University, 26 October 2015.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2015). "How to usefully classify different types of jihadism", ICSRU/HEC seminar, Aarhus University, September 30 2015.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2015). Perspectives on the debate about Shia/Sunni sectarianism in a new Middle East. Presentation at the workshop "Modernities and Subjectivities: Social Transformations in the Middle East and the Muslim World", Ca' Foscari University of Venice/The Naval War College - Venice. 20-26 September 2015
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2015). Some tentative (meta-)reflections about International Relations Theory and the new Middle East. Paper presented at the Aarhus University/POMEPS workshop "International Relations Theory and the New Middle East", Aarhus University. May 7-8 2015
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2015). Like but not same as… - Arab citizenship and the Jordanian experience. Paper presented at 'Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa'-author-workshop, Amsterdam, March 20-21 2015
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2015). On Conceptualizing the Meaning(s) of Autonomy at the Regional Level. Paper presented at the panel: "Reimagining Autonomy: The Middle East in a Globalized World", ISA's 56th Annual Convention, February 18th-21st, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

2014

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2014): The Middle East- regionalization without regionalism, Presentation at the workshop "Comparative Regionalism", KFG, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, December 12 2014.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014).Sekterisk politik i et nyt Mellemøsten– tre perspektiver på Shia/Sunni-debatten før og efter de arabiske revolter, talk at VL-6, Aarhus University, November 25. 2014.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014).Reflections on self-reflections - On framing the analytical implications of the Arab uprisings for the study of Arab politics, Guest lecture at Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark, November 27 2014.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). Three perspectives on the Shiite/Sunni Debate in a ‘New Middle East’, Presentation at ICSRU Seminar, Aarhus University, 19 September 2014.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). (Post)Demokratiseringsdebatten med udgangspunkt i Mellemøsten og de arabiske revolter, Historielærerforeningen: Afrikas kompleksitet – med demokratiet som prisme – fra forsoning i Syd til forplumring i Nord, September 16.
    [The (Post)democratization-debate in the context of the Arab Revolts]
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). 'Sekterisk politik oppefra og nedefra – tre perspektiver på Shia/Sunni-debatten i et nyt Mellemøsten' Presentation at seminar ‘Mellemøstens konflikter: Efter Gaza, Islamisk Stat samt arabiske og amerikanske reaktioner', Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). September 5 2014.
    [Sectarian Politics from above and from below - three perspectives on the Shia/Sunni debate in a 'new Middle East]
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). On framing the analytical implications of the Arab uprisings for the study of Arab politics. Paper presented at the panel ‘Clawing Back Power: Arab Regimes at a Time of Mobilized Publics’, APSA 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA. August 30 2014.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). Modernity and Modernities in Political Science', Presentation at the MMSP-Symposium 'The Study of Modern (Muslim) Subjectivities', Hotel Sixtus, Middelfart. June 6 2014
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). This is like…Arab politics in the 1950s - or three ways of using historical analogies when discussing regional politics after the Arab uprisings Presentation at the conference 'The Levant in Transformation - The Syrian Crisis in a Regional Perspective', University of Southern Denmark. May 23-24 2014.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). Exploring the state-society nexus through the lens of citizenship in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - before, during and after the Arab Uprisings. Paper presented at the conference 'Arab Citizenship in the New Political Era', Rabat, Morocco. May 28-30 2014.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2014). 'On going back to the 1950s - or three ways of using historical analogies when discussing regional politics after the Arab uprisings' Presentation at the panel 'The Changing Order and Disorder in the Arab Region', The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon. May 8 2014

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2014). ‘If Jordan was a Danish TV Show: Royal Management of Social Conflict and Islamic Activism’, CRIC-seminar on “State Policies, Social Conflict and Islamic Activism after the “Arab Spring” CRIC, Copenhagen University Feb 28 2014
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2014). ”Syrien og de arabiske revolter: Fra 'the stuggle for Syria' til 'the struggle for the Middle East' og tilbage igen...”, Talk at Liberal Alliance Ungdom - Aarhus, January 28 2014.

2013 

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2013). Beyond the ‘democratization and authoritarianism paradogma': Towards a 'genuine science of (Middle East) POLITICS', at the workshop 'Regime Change in the Middle East: Concept and Historical Precedents', Bergen, 28-29 November 2013
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2013). ‘Revisiting narratives about regional order in a ‘new Middle East’ -Regional actors and dynamics before and after the Arab Revolts’, Presentation at the Anniversary Conference: The “Arab Spring” and Contemporary Middle East Studies in Denmark, University of Southern Denmark, October 26 2013.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2013). ‘New English School Primary and Secondary Institutions at the global/regional level – the case of Arab nationalism and the Arab League’, Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Danish Political Science Association, VejleFjord, October 24 2013.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2013). Beyond the ‘democratization and authoritarianism paradogma': Towards a 'genuine science of (Middle East) POLITICS' IMES Lecture, Institute of Middle East Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany. October 2 2013
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2013). 'Four models of inter-disciplinary dialogue: explorations into the Area Studies/Political Science nexus' Comparative Area Studies Lecture, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany. October 1 2013
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2013). Revisiting narratives about regional order in a ‘new Middle East’ -Regional actors and dynamics before and after the Arab Revolts Paper presented at the panel 'Impact of the 2010-12 Uprisings on International Relations in the Middle East' at the 2013 MESA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States. October 11 2013
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2013) Towards a 'genuine science of (Middle East) POLITICS - beyond the ‘democratization and authoritarianism paradogma; Presentation at the panel '(In)formal Politics and Political Culture' at the Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies Conference, Lund, Sweden, September 19-21 2013.
  • Valbjørn, Morten & Martin Ledstrup. (2013). Muslim Politics in a Middle Eastern regional international society - initiating a dialogue between the New English School and Middle Eastern Studies on the Islam/politics nexus at the regional level. Presentation at the BRISMES Annual Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland. June 25 2013.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2013). Beyond the ‘democratization and authoritarianism paradogma': towards a 'genuine science of (Middle East) POLITICS'. Presentation at the BRISMES Annual Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland. June 24 2013.
  • Valbjørn, Morten, (2013). 'Upgrading Post-democratization Studies' at ROUNDTABLE: THEORIZING THE MIDDLE EAST AFTER THE ARAB UPRISINGS: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN THE STUDY OF ARAB POLITICS. Presentation at the BRISMES Annual Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland. June 26 2013.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2013). International organizations and global and regional primary institutions in (new) English School Theory – the case of Arab nationalism and the Arab League. Paper presented at Annual ISA Convention, San Francisco, California, USA. April 3-6 2013.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2013). Debat(terne) om interdisciplinær dialog - hvorvidt og hvordan <Debating interdisciplinary dialogue(s) - whether and how> Paper presented at Concluding seminar at the Globalization-program. Aarhus University, January 16 2013
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2013). 'There are clearly cultural issues at play’ – On Grasping the Conceptual Slipperiness of the Idea(s) of Culture within International Relations Theory, Presentation at panel 'Politics, Culture and Religion', AU Matchpoints-conference, Aarhus University, May 24.

2012

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2012). Is this 1989 and if so which '1989'? – Jordan and the resilience of an (upgraded) post-democratization approach at the time of the Arab Uprisings. Paper presented at The BRISMES Annual Conference 2012, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). 26-28 March 2012
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2012) How and why the IR/Areas Studies nexus is quite different in different cultural-institutional contexts, Presentation at BISA-ISA conference, Edinburgh, June 21 2012.

2011

  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2011). Vil det nye Mellemøsten blive (post)-islamistisk? – om gamle, nye og forandrede fisk i Mellemøstens politiske andedam. Paper presented at the ‘Demokratisering og Mellemøsten’ at the annual meeting in the Danish Political Science Association, Vejle Fjord, Denmark. November 3-4 2011
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2011). Said’ism and Middle East Studies: Conceptions of Edward Said and the Exaggerated Impact of Orientalism. Paper presented at the ‘Interdisciplinary Panel’ at the annual meeting in the Danish Political Science Association, Vejle Fjord, Denmark. November 3-4 2011
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2011). Danish Middle East Research - Three and a half models, Paper presented in the panel "The Nordic Journey – Research and Teaching on the Middle East in Scandinavia", at the 18th DAVO Congress, Berlin, October 6.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2011). 'From transition to nowhere' to 'transition to somewhere' - post-democratic (self)-reflections after the Middle Eastern 'Tunis-ami', 'Democracy in the Arab World' IDEAS workshop at London School of Economics & Politics, London, UK. May 19 2011. Also presented at the workshop 'Vernacular democracy workshop' at the Matchpoints Conference, Aarhus University, May 14 2011.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2011). Demokrati og post-demokratisering, Workshop 'Mellemøstforskningen efter Tunis-amien - årsager og virkninger' at TORS, Copenhagen University, May 23 2011.
  • Valbjørn, Morten. (2011). New Patterns of Non-traditional Security Threats in the Arab Region, The ACPSS/CAST workshop 'The Age of Non-Traditional Security in the Arab Region' at al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Cairo, Egypt, June 16,

2010

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2010). A(nother) New Middle East - an examination of five ‘post'-claims about the New Middle East Paper presented at CAST/al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies workshop ‘Securitizing Arab Development: Social Violence, Organized Crimes, and Transformed Groups' , Dec 4, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2010). Said'ism and Middle East Studies: Conceptions of Edward Said and the (Less) Profound Impact of Orientalism Paper presented at the conference "Saidism in the 21st Century" at the Institute of the Middle and Far East, the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Nove 7-9 2010.
  • Valbjørn, Morten & Knud Erik Jørgensen (2010). Four Dialogues and the Funeral of a Beautiful Relationship: European Studies and Inter-regionalism Paper presented at the '2010 Millennium Conference on International Relations in Dialogue', London School of Economics & Political Science , London, October 16-17 2010. (revised version of Bruges paper, also presented at annual meeting at Danish Political Science Association, Vejle Fjord, Nov 4-5)
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2010). "Examining the Jordanian Islamic Triangle from the Salafist Corner" Paper prepared for presentation in the panel ‘Salafism(s) across time and space’ at the Eighth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies in Bergen, 24-26 September 2010 .
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2010). The Western Question and the Sovereignty of Post-imperial States in the Middle East, paper presented at workshop 'Sovereignty after Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia', St. Andrews, United Kingdom, March 19-20.
  • Valbjørn, Morten & André Bank (2010). "Examining the 'post' in Post-democratization - The future of Middle Eastern political rule through lenses of the past" Paper prepared for presentation at the panel "Middle East Politics thru 'Post-Democratization Lenses I" at World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona, July 19 2010

2009

  • Valbjørn, Morten & André Bank (2009). "Examining the 'post' in Post-democratization - The future of Middle Eastern political rule through lenses of the past" Paper prepared for presentation at the panel "Beyond Democracy Promotion: International and Regional Dimensions of Authoritarianism" at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Boston, USA, November 21-24 2009.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2009). "The Encounter of a New Middle East with the Global Condition - Exploring the global/regional interplay from the perspective of the New English School". Paper presented at Workshop 'Globalisation and the Middle East - Encounters with the Global Condition', Universitet der Bundeswehr München, Kochel am See, Germany, October 16-18 2009
  • Valbjørn, Morten & Knud Erik Jørgensen (2009). European Studies and Inter-regionalism: Four Dialogues and the Funeral of a Beautiful Relationship. Paper presented at Workshop “Intersecting Inter-Regionalism - Globalization, New Regionalism, Multilateralism and the EU”, United Nations University Cris, Bruges, Belgium, October 2-3 2009 .
  • Valbjørn, Morten & André Bank (2009). Bringing the (Arab) regional level back in... - Comparing Jordan in the Old and New Arab Cold Wars Paper presented at workshop on 'Post-democratization and Arab Political Rule', May 1-2 2009 , University of Southern Denmark, Odense. (Revised version presented at the conference 'Re-inventing the Mediterranean?', University of Southern Denmark, Odense, December 2-3 2009)
  • Valbjørn, Morten & André Bank (2009). Examining the 'post' in Post-democratization Paper presented at workshop on Post-democratization and Arab Political Rule, May 1-2 2009. University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2009). Exploring the IR/Area Studies Nexus - tracking pathways 'downwards' in different culturel-institutional contexts Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, February 15-18 2009, New York City .
  • Valbjørn, Morten & André Bank (2009). Disentangling the New Arab Cold War: The Past as Future Regional Order - Lessons from the Summer War 2006 and the Gaza War 2008/09 on a(nother) ‘new Middle East’ Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, February 15-18 2009, New York City .

2008

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2008). The continuity in the changes and the changes in the continuities – a post-democratization perspective on Jordan, Paper prepared for presentation in the double panel: ‘Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: Revise or Reject?’ at Centre for Con-temporary Middle East Studies’ 25th Anniversary Conference, September 27 2008. Odense.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2008). Edward W. Said and the influence of Orientalism on the Middle East Studies (Debates) Paper presented in the panel "Edward Said: Critical Readings" at Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies’ 25th Anniversary Conference, September 27 2008. Odense.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2008). Jordan as a non-exceptional liberalizing autocracy - neither democratization nor a standstill Paper prepared for presentation in the panel: ‘Globalizing Jordan – the Glolocal Aspect of Social and Economic Developments in Jordan’ at the 15th International Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East organized by the German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO), Erfurt, Germany, October 2-4, 2008.

2007

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2007). From Arab Interstate Societies to an Arab-Islamic World Society - Old and New Arab Nationalism(s), paper prepared for presentation at 'The Middle East through English School Theory' workshop organized by Barry Buzan & Ana Gonzales-Pelaez, July 12-13, Swiss Cottage, London.
  • Bank, André & Morten Valbjørn (2007). The New Arab Cold War and the Islamic triangle in a (de)liberalizing Jordan, paper prepared for presentation at workshop on "Europe’s legacy? From colonialism to democracy promotion. The case of the Mediterranean" at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, April 21-22, 2007. Revised version presented at Nordic International Studies Association-Conference, University of Southern Denmark, May 24-5 2007.

2006

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2006). Before, During and After the Cultural Turn - A ‘Baedeker’ to IR’s Cultural Journey, Paper prepared for presentation at the JAIR 50th Anniversary International Conference,  Kisarazu, Japan.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2006). Den ’nye arabiske kolde krig’ med særligt udblik til Jordan, Del af udredning for Udenrigsministeriet om "Udviklinger af forholdet mellem stat og samfund i Mellemøstens sikkerheds-politiske situation regionalt og internationalt USA, Jordan og Den Arabiske Golf." Prepared for presentation to a seminar at Danish Institute for Internationale Studies, Copenhagen. 18 pp.

2005

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2005). After the Cultural Turn: A Travelogue beyond the Blind/Blinded Stalemate , Paper prepared for presentation at the panel "IR/Area Studies Nexus 2: Theory / Meta-theory, Cross-disciplinary fertilisation", The First Global International Studies Conference, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 - 27 August 2005 . Revised version of paper also presented at the conference "CULTURE AND INTERNATIONAL HISTORY III" Center for North American Studies/Institute for Cultural Diplomacy; Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 19 - 21 December 2005 .
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2005). After the Cultural Turn: International Relations Theory meets Area Studies, Paper prepared for NSU Winter Symposium Study Circle 2, Ry Højskole, March 11-13. (revised and expanded version of  paper presented at Ebeltoft-conference).

2004

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2004). International Relations Theory meets Area Studies after the Cultural Turn, Paper prepared for the conference "The Area Studies Controversy and the Challenge to Key Political Science Concepts” 2-3 December 2004, Ebeltoft, Denmark .
  • Kjær, Anne Mette & Morten Valbjørn (2004). The Area Studies Controversy and the challenge to key Political Science concepts, Paper prepared for the conference "The Area Studies Controversy and the Challenge to Key Political Science Concepts” 2-3 December 2004, Ebeltoft, Denmar
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2004). Culture and IR Culture in IR: Ignoring, Introducing, Up-dating or Forgetting the Concept of Culture in International Relations (revised version of ISA-paper). Paper presented at ECPR Standing Group on International Relations 5th Pan-European International Relations Conference Constructing World Orders Session on 'International Relations meet Area Studies', The Hague, September 9-11, 2004.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2004). The ‘Mesopotamian Turn’ and its Various ‘Irrigation Strategies’ - Bringing IR and Middle East Studies Together, Paper presented at ECPR Standing Group on International Relations 5th Pan-European International Relations Conference Constructing World Orders Session on 'International Relations meet Area Studies', The Hague, September 9-11, 2004. Also presented in the workshop "The Area Study Controversy and the Middle East" at The Sixth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, Copenhagen, October 8-10, 2004.
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2004). Ignoring, introducing, up-dating or forgetting the concept of culture in International Relations, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association , Montreal, March 17-20 2004 .

2003

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2003). ”Narrowing the gap - the particularization of International Relations and the universalization of Middle East Studies”, Paper presented at the Panel “After certainty: Exploring the post-positivist nexus between (international) political theory, identity, and Middle East Area Studies” at the Annual BRISMES Conference, University of Exeter, 12-15 July 2003
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2003). Den anden kulturelle drejning - film (s)om international politik, paper presented as part of Kritisk Profil seminar-series on 'Political Forms in the Aesthetics', June 4.

2002

  • Valbjørn, Morten (2002). Culture and IR – Culture in IR: Culture Blank, Culture Blind and Culture Blinded Perceptions of International Relations within IR; Paper presented at ‘Cultural Returns: Assessing the Place of Culture in Social Thought’, An international conference organised by the Pavis Centre for Social and Cultural Research, 18-20 September 2002, St. Hugh's College, Oxford
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2002). Culture Blind and Culture Blinded: Images of Middle Eastern Conflicts in International Relations, Paper presented as part of the panel ‘Political Theory in Middle East Area Studies’ at the First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Mainz, Germany, September 8 - 13, 2002
  • Valbjørn, Morten (2002). Culture Blind and Culture Blinded Images of Middle Eastern Conflicts within the Discipline of International Relations, Paper presented at the Third Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, Florence, March 20–24, 2002, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.