“Terrorists and Archeologists: How the Past Belongs to the Present,” TEDxCUNY, November 20, 2015.
Comedy Central (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper), discussing artwork made by Guantánamo detainees, January 18, 2018.
CNN (Quest Means Business), discussing a theft from the Bode Museum, Berlin, March 27, 2017.
CNN (including Quest Means Business and Newsroom), discussing ISIS’ threat to ancient Palmyra, May 21, 2015, August 19, 2015, and September 1, 2015.
I have been interviewed on public radio about the ethics of digital preservation of antiquities (All Things Considered), art from Guantánamo (All Things Considered, PRI's The World, CBC Radio's As It Happens, the BBC World Service's World Update and BBC Radio 4's The Art of Now), and the destruction of antiquities by ISIS (WNYC's The Takeaway in 2014 and 2015; KCRW’s Press Play; and WAMC's Ideas Matter).
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"'APPROVED BY US FORCES': Showing and Hiding Art from Guantánamo," Columbia University Committee on Global Thought, October 25, 2018.
"'The Sea, the Sea!': Art, Activism, and Guantánamo," UC Irvine, November 5, 2018.
“Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantánamo,” Department of the History of Art and Undergraduate Prison Project, Yale University, April 28, 2018.
“Ode to the Sea: The Art of Keeping Guantánamo Open,” Edmund S. Rumowicz Annual Lecture in Literature and the Sea, University of Rhode Island, April 26, 2018.
“Exhibiting Art from Guantánamo Bay,” School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, April 23, 2018.
“Clickbait: Thoughts on the Ethics of Digitizing Cultural Heritage,” Wellesley College, November 16, 2017.
“Who Owns Palmyra?” plenary address for 2017-18 Sidore Lecture Series, Center for the Humanities, University of New Hampshire, September 26, 2017.
“Global and Local Heritages,” keynote address for the UT Antiquities Action Annual Conference, April 8, 2017.
“Art Under Attack,” Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University, March 30, 2017.
“The Future of the Past: Ethical Dilemmas in Digitizing Cultural Heritage,” Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University, March 3, 2017.
“Art Under Attack,” Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series, University of Texas at Austin, February 23, 2017.
“What No Owner Can Complain of Having Lost: Motivations for Collecting Looted Antiquities,” Seminar on Collecting and Display, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, February 6, 2017.
“‘Appropriate Steps’: Permissibility of Delaying Repatriation to Countries in Crisis,” Global Mayors Conference (Comune di Firenze and NYU Florence), November 3, 2016.
“Persuading Collectors,” Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage, Summer School: Destruction and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage (via Skype), September 22, 2016.
“‘By Means of a Little Castration’: Manipulation of Ancient Art by Private Collectors,” McGill University, Montreal, October 9, 2016.
“Digital Colonialism?: Thoughts on the Ethics of Digital Recreations of Threatened Cultural Heritage Sites in the Middle East,” Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, November 7, 2016.
“Possession: Antiquities and the Art Market,” Royal Ontario Museum, October 16, 2016.
“‘By Means of a Little Castration’: Manipulation of Ancient Art by Private Collectors,” CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Classics, May 6, 2016.
“Motivations for the Private Collecting of Antiquities,” Columbia University, Department of Art and Archeology, April 19, 2016.
“The Destruction of Humanity’s Shared Heritage,” Michigan State University, March 14, 2016.
“Art Under Attack,” The Coffee House Club, New York, February 10, 2016.
“The Destruction of Humanity’s Shared Heritage,” National Arts Club, New York, December 17, 2015.
“After the Destruction: Reacting to Losses of Cultural Heritage,” University of Toronto, Department of Art, and the Archaeological Institute of America (Toronto), October 1, 2015.
“Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Importance of Understanding Social Networks in Combatting Harmful Collecting Behaviors,” Archaeological Looting: Realities and Possibilities for New Policy Approaches, Neubauer Collegium, University of Chicago, February 28, 2015.
Panelist for “The Writing is on the Wall, But is it Protected?: Graffiti and Copyright,” Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School, October 30, 2014.
Organizer and moderator for “Book ‘Em: Insider Theft from Libraries and Archives,” May 7, 2014, a panel discussion at John Jay College in conjunction with the Archivist Round Table of Metropolitan New York.