2019 Tbilisi, Georgia, presentation at the James Joyce and the World International Conference, September 26-27, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, “Joyce and His Paris World.” See more information and photographs.

2019 Paris, France, presentation at the Donor Annual Review Meeting, UNESCO Capacity Development for SDG4 Education Goals, Pilot Program Findings, UNESCO.

2016 Tbilisi, Georgia, presentation at the Shakespeare 400 International Conference, September 22-24, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, “Shakespeare and Gerontology.” See more information and photographs.

2014, Tbilisi, Georgia, presentation at the Shakespeare 450 International  Conference, May 1-3, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University,” Shakespeare and Medicine.” See more information and photographs.

2013, Canberra, Australia, presentation on trafficking as a member of the Australian Migrant and Refugee Women’s Alliance, at their annual conference from April 28-20, called Stand Up! Eliminating Violence against Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women.

2011, Washington DC, at the US Department of State Fourth Annual Conference on Program Evaluation, under the theme Diplomacy, Development, and Defense – Working Together to Achieve Foreign Policy Goals.

2009, Canberra, Australia, December 8, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Region Update for AusAID and the Australian National University.

2009, Canberra, Australia, June 18, ‘Sudan and the Curse’ at the Canberra Institute of Technology, Department of Social Work.

2004, Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) International Conference, on Development as Freedom: The Role of Education.


2019, Wellbeing for Human Rights Activists, May 3, hosted by the International Civil Society Centre, Berlin.

This webinar focused on the tools and resources that activists can employ in order to take care of their own wellbeing. Human rights defenders often find themselves in high-stress working environments, where they are required to focus on the wellbeing of others, and not necessarily themselves. They often suffer from burn-out, post-traumatic stress, and are in need of psychosocial support. As the topic of mental health is finding its way to the forefront of day-to-day discourse, we believe it is the right time to initiate dialogue regarding the topic of wellbeing in our sector, so activists can begin to prioritize their own mental health in order to continue performing the necessary work they do.

Find out more about the ways you can implement tools that will help you take care of yourself, and to get answers to your wellbeing questions!