“U.S. Economic Sanctions: An Empirical Study,” with J. Forrer, H Teegen and J. Yang, at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Puerto Rico, June 28- July 1, 2002.

“Iran’s Caspian Dilemma, “ with R. Tagahvi, at the Symposium on The Modern Boundaries of Iran, London University, October 9-10, 2002.

U.S. Sanctions Against China: Who Gets Hurt?” with J. Forrer, H. Teegen and J. Yang, at the annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Monterey, July 5-8, 2003.

“Assessing the Business Climate in the Middle East,’ The Nixon Center, October 13, 2004.

“Recent Developments in Iran,” The U.S. National Defense University, Washington DC, December 16, 2004.

“Fueling the Superpower: The Nexus of Foreign Policy and Energy Security,” at Oil and Water EPIIC Conference, Tufts University, February 23-25, 2005.

“Oil Blessing or Curse?” EPIIC Conference, February 2005.

“Assessing Target countries’ Vulnerability to Economic Sanctions,” with J.Forrer and J. Yang, at the Annual Meeting of The Academy of International Business, Quebec City, July, 2005.

“This House believes that oil has been more of a curse than a blessing for the Middle East,” The Doha debates, November, 2005, Qatar, and on BBC World.

“Middle Eastern Energy Supplies and Potential Developments,” at the Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Center, Tokyo March 8-9, 2006.

“Globalization and the Implications for Muslim Countries,” at the Symposium on Globalization, WTO Membership and Muslim Countries, Teheran, Iran, December 3-4, 2006.

“Energy Security,” at Oil, Climate Change, and Security Conference, Americans For Informed Democracy, George Washington University, July 28, 2007.

“US Policy and Iraq: Changes and Options,” and “Iraq, Iran and the Middle East,” at Iraq: Moving Forward, the Robert and Joann Bendetson Global Public

Diplomacy Initiative of the Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University, January 29-January 31, 2007.

“Economic IslamicityIndex,” with R. Rehman, at the 6th International Conference of the Middle East Economic Association, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14-16, 2007.

“Islamic Social Safety Net and Middle East and North African (MENA) Countries,” with Noora Arfaa, at the First International Conference on Inclusive Islamic Financial Sector Development:  Enhancing Islamic Financial Services for Micro and Medium Sized Enterprises (MMEs), Brunei Darussalam, April 17-19, 2007.

"How Do US Economic Sanctions Affect EU’s Trade with Target Countries?" with J. Yang, J. Forrer and L. Zhu, at the annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Indianapolis, June 25-28, 2007.

“Globalization: Convergence or Divergence with Islamic Principles of Economic and Social Justice?”, at the International Symposium on Globalization, Privatization and Economic Justice, Teheran, Iran, January 6-8, 2008.