(2017, invited) ‘Institutions in Action’, statement & paper for roundtable convened by Willem Salet, AESOP Annual Conference, 12-14 July 2017.
(2017) From culture- to migration-led regeneration: researching urban politics, invited presentation, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Erkner / Berlin, 21 Feb.
(2016) ‘Researching the city: from public space to democratic politics’, invited speaker & conference paper, high-level international workshop ‘Institutions in Action’, hosted by Prof. Willem Salet, program group Urban and Regional Planning, Dept. Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam, 30 Nov-2 Dec.
(2016) Between tourism marketing and contested heritage: how the Museums’ Quarter changed the Ringstrasse and Vienna, keynote speech & paper, conference on ‘Urban Planning and Tourism Consumption: 160 Years for the Ringstraße in Vienna (1857-2017), November 20-23, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
(2016) ‘Claiming the City: from public space to public politics – interpretative politics analysis in the urban context’ paper in panel chaired by Prof. Hendrik Wagenaar, section ‘Relational Approaches to Policy Analysis: Knowing, Intervening and Transforming in a Precarious World’, ECPR General Conference, Prague 7-10 Sep.
(2016) ‘Conceptualising Cosmopolitan Urbanism: from critical inquiry toward opening up power and knowledge’, Panel ‘Citizenship and Political Identity in Changeable Times’, Section: Citizenship Debates: Normative, Empirical and Policy Reflections on Contemporary Developments’, ECPR General Conference, Prague 7-10 Sep.
(2016) Toward Cosmopolitan Politics: an Urban Perspective, panel ‘Representation and Participation in a Multilevel EU’, ECPR General Conference, Prague 7-10 Sep.
(2016) ‘Learning Smart City Governance’, invited presentation, Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance, University of Tilburg, 6 Jun.
(2015) Jenseits der Krise? Politik der Diversität im Mehr-Ebenen Kontext – Democratic Governance in Österreich in europäischer und vergleichender Perspektive, invited presentation, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck.
(2013) The Cosmopolitan Politics of Comparative Urbanism: a European Contribution. Mellon & Endeavour European Conference, University of Chicago, Paris, 5-7 Dec.
(2013) Contested cities: the cosmopolitan politics of urban knowledge. 8th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis, Vienna, 3-5 July.
(2013) Capital City Cultures: culture-led urban regeneration as discursive politics of institutional change in Vienna and Berlin. 8th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis, Vienna, 3-5 July.
(2012, invited) Capital City Cultures: Reconstructing Contemporary Europe in the local context – two cases of discursive politics from Vienna and Berlin. Nineteenth International Conference of Europeanists, Council of European Studies, Boston, 22-24 Mar.
(2012, invited) Capital City Cultures: reconstructing contemporary Europe in the local context – two cases from Vienna and Berlin. Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers AAG, New York, 24-28 Feb.
(2012) Capital City Cultures: reconstructing contemporary Europe in Vienna and Berlin. Book presentation & public lecture, Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago, 24 Jan.
(2011) Capital City Cultures: reconstructing contemporary Europe in the local context – two cases of discursive politics from Vienna and Berlin CEPSA – Central European Political Science Association, Annual Conference 2011 ‘Multilevel Politics: Intra- and Inter-level Comparative Perspectives’ , Vienna, 27-29 Oct.
(2011, invited) Roundtable Session ‘Urban Politics Between Contention & Control’, Annual RC21 Conference ‘The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings’, Amsterdam, July 7-9.
(2011) Capital City Cultures: reconstructing contemporary Europe in Vienna and Berlin, 11th Annual Marshall Plan Lecture, Center Austria, University of New Orleans, 13 Apr.
(2011, invited) Capital City Cultures: the discursive politics of state-transformation in Vienna and Berlin , paper to be presented at 2011 Annual Conference of the Mid-West Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, 31 Mar-3 Apr.
(2011) Capital City Cultures: reconstructing urban politics in Vienna and Berlin, paper presented at 41st Conference of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), New Orleans, 16-19 Mar.
(2011) The EU’s Strategy for the Danube region: new impulses from a ‘macro-region’ for multi-level governance in Central Eastern Europe?, paper presented at 2011 Biennial Conference of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA), Boston, 3-5 Mar.
(2010) Capital City Cultures: the discursive politics of European change – a case study from Vienna, keynote lecture, European Conference 2010 ‘Public space and the challenges of urban transformation in Europe: politics and culture’, University of Technology, Vienna, 10-11 Nov.
(2010) Capital City Cultures: reconstructing urban policy in Vienna and Berlin, paper presented at 5th International Conference on Social Science Research, New Orleans, 23-25 Sep.
(2010) Multi-level politics: capital cities and border regions in European state-transformation, public presentation for candidature for open-rank faculty position, Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, 19 Jan.
(2010) Multi-level politics: Austria’s cities and regions in European perspective, public presentation for candidature as assistant professor, Department of Political Science, University of Salzburg, 13 Jan.
(2009) Cities & regions – multi-level governance beyond states? Departmental presentation for candidature as lecturer, Centre for Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton, 15 Dec.
(2008) Capital City Cultures: two cases from Vienna and Berlin; public lecture, series ‘Transdisciplinary Architecture’, Technical University, Vienna, 24 Nov.
(2008) Urban governance in European comparison: the challenges for capital cities; ‘London Collaborative Event’, Capital Ambition & OPM, Westminster, London, 21 Nov.
(2008) Cities & regions: researching European change at the centres and peripheries of European states; public presentation for candidature as assistant professor, Department of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, 8 Nov.
(2008) New regionalism top down: mobilizing national minority culture; Annual Conference ‘Balancing Federal Systems: Implications for Politics and Policy’, IPSA-RC 28 Comparative Federalism & Federation, co-sponsored ECPR-SG Federalism & Regionalism, Berlin, October 3-4.
(2008, invited) Capital city cultures: interpreting & contesting urban policy – two cases from Vienna and Berlin. 3rd International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis, Democracy, Governance, and Methods, University of Essex, 19-21 June.
(2008) The politics of European capital cities: conceptualizing a research agenda; research seminar, Urban Research Centre, London School of Economics, 12 May.
(2008) Cities and regions in Europe: the politics of heritage, development, and legitimacy; public lecture, Modul University, Vienna, 8 May.
(2008) At the border of Europe: the territorialities of regional and national minority politics. ECPR Joint Sessions, Workshop ‘The New Geopolitics and Changing Territorialities: Between International Studies and Political Geography’, Rennes, 11-16 April.
(2008) Questioning ‘culture’ in urban politics: lessons from European capital cities’, PSA Specialist group on urban politics, 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference ‘Democracy, governance, and conflict: dilemmas of theory and practice’, Swansea University, Wales, 1-3 April.
(2008) Territoriality of Europe: cultural mobilization in capital cities and border regions, public presentation for candidature as lecturer, European Institute, London School of Economics, 5 Feb.
(2008, invited) New regionalism at the border: mobilizing national minority culture, PSA-Political Studies Association Specialist Group Conference ‘British and comparative territorial politics’, University of Edinburgh, 10-11 January.
(2007) European urban politics and cultural regeneration, research seminar, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, 24 Oct.
(2007) Learning from European capital cities: culture and politics in urban collective action, public lecture, LSE Urban Research Centre, London School of Economics, 1 March.
(2007) Redefining the city: the politics of cultural regeneration in Vienna and Berlin, public key-note lecture, Instituto Interuniversitario de Desarrollo Local, University of Valencia, 22-23 Feb.
(2006) Theoretical reflections on the politics of globalization in European cities, EU-RTN UrbEurope Conference ‘Urban Conditions and Life Chances’, Amsterdam, 6-8 July.
(2006) Capital city cultures: two cases from Vienna and Berlin, Lecture, LSE Urban Research Centre, London School of Economics:London, 21 June.
(2006) Austria’s Eastern border: regional development, multi-national heritage and minority politics, 3rd Hermes Symposium ‘The politics of heritage and regional development: actors, strategies, conflicts’, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, EU-Interreg; Goethe-Institute; Sofia, 9-10 June.
(2005) Projekt ‘Media City’: Perspektiven der Stadtsoziologie, public lecture, Bauhaus-University Weimar,23 Nov.
(2005) European capital cities: culture and collective action in Vienna and Berlin, International Conference ‘Cities as social fabric: fragmentation and integration’, International Sociological Association – RC21 Urban and Regional Sociology, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, 30 June–2 July.
(2005) Cities and regions: changing concepts of center and periphery at the borders of European states, workshop Regions, Borders, and States: Comparative Analysis of Contemporary Development in Sub-national and Trans-national Areas. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence, 20 May.
(2005) Cities and the European Dimension, workshop Regions and Europe, by Profs. M. Keating (EUI, SPS), J. Ziller (EUI, Law), and C. Jeffrey (Edinburgh), European University Institute, Florence, 21-2 April.
(2004) Cultural regeneration as discursive governance: the political decision-making on the Vienna ‘Museumsquartier’ – with a comparative perspective on the Berlin ‘Stadtschloss’, workshop Creative Industries. A measure for urban development?, FOKUS Austrian Society for Cultural Economics and Policy Studies & WIWIPOL Arbeitsgemeinschaft wissenschaftliche Wirtschaftspolitik, Vienna.
(2003) Cultural regeneration as discursive governance: the political debate about the new Vienna ‘museums quarters’, EURA Eurocities Conference, Budapest.
(2003) Symbolic Politics, Collective Identities and Contested Space in European Cities: A comparison between London and Vienna, with J. Eade, working group ‘Europe’s darker past’, European University Institute, Florence, 30 Jan.
(2002) Multi-level urban culture: identifying the new capital city through different spatial conceptions of its center – the ‘Palast der Republik / Stadtschloss’ in Berlin, Second EuroConference ‘The European City in Transition’, Bauhaus University Weimar, November.
(2002) Cultural dynamics of urban change: the political debate about the Museumsquartier in Vienna, European Young Researchers Network on EU Spatial Policies, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Oct.
(2002) Conceptions of European urbanity and the politics of urban development, Workshop ‘Metropolitan Governance, Annual Joint Sessions, ECPR – European Consortium for Political Science, Turin, March.
(2001) Entrepreneurial cities in a European context, EuroConference Regional Governance, Hannover, April.