• “Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems.” Virtual presentation to Columbia University’s Seminar on Brazil, February 16, 2023.
  • Center for the Future of Work Places and Practices (CFWPP).” Virginia Tech ICAT Playdate presentation with Sue Ge, Sarah Parker, Maaz Gardezi, and Sol Lim.
  • Blockchain Technology & Kenyan Agriculture.” USAID LASER Focused Webinar with Dr. Jessica Agnew, Janruary 12, 2023.
  • “An Inclusive Capitalism Approach to Link Sustainable Consumption and Production.” Presentation at the Society of Socio-Economists (SoS) 2023 Annual Meeting. Janruary 10, 2023.


  • “College and Career Paths in Public Policy and International Affairs.” Presentation with Bill Anderson to the 2022 Summer Academy, Policy Pathways, July 8, 2022, Henrico, Virginia.
  • “International Affairs Forum. Topic: China-Africa Trade and Energy Policy.” Panel chair, the 2022 Summer Academy, Policy Pathways, June 26, 2022, Henrico, Virginia.
  • “Exploring policy interventions towards increasing inequality in the United States and Europe.” In 14th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), June 16, Pisa, Italy.
  • “From Ping Pong to Community Wealth and Collaboration.” Performance lecture with Steven T. Licardi as part of the 2022 Communicating Science Week, March 17, 2022.
  • “Rhizome Summit: SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities.” Performance lecture with Steven T. Licardi, February 26, 2022.
  • “SuperStudio: An Approach for Developing Transdisciplinary, Problem-Focused, Thematic Courses.” Workshop with Dr. Stephanie Lewis, Dr. Najla Mouchrek, Dr. Anne-Lise Velez, Dr. Zackary Underwood, and Daron Williams at the 14th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, February 11, 2022.
  • Exploring Community Wealth Building through Performance Art.” Science on Tap performance lecture with Steven T. Licardi, January 26, 2022.



  • “Universal Basic Income and Inclusive Capitalism: Consequences for Sustainability.” Presentation at the 2020 Beyster Symposium, Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing and The International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP), June 23, 2020.


  • “Mobilizing Resources for Multidisciplinary Development Projects.” Presentation at the Conference on Innovative and Transformational Ideas to Improve the Development and Policy Response to Forced Displacement, Virginia Tech, June 5, 2019.
  • Financing the Transition: Inclusive Capitalism and Sustainability.” Keynote address at the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics 12th Biennial Conference, May 25, 2019.
  • “Access: Markets & the Gendering of Environmental Systems – an interactive panel.” Panel moderator at the Women and Gender in Development Conference 2019, March 1, 2019.
  • Inclusive Capitalism and Sustainability.” Invited presentation at the Endogenous Growth, Participatory Economics, and Inclusive Capitalism conference at St. Bennet’s Hall, Oxford University, February 9, 2019.
  • Inclusive Capitalism and Sustainability.” Seminar with Prof. Robert Ashford at Syracuse University’s Faraday House in London, February 7, 2019.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jubilee Summit, March 23 to April 5, 2018

April 4, 2018 marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s departure. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Jubilee Summit was held to draw on the collective experiences of more than a dozen national and local organizations and individuals to answer Dr. King, Jr.’s question: Where do we go from here? I co-led the development of the summit with Dr. Virgil Wood and Amanda Fawkes. The summit was supported by the VT-VUU Beloved Community Initiative, Jubilee National Collaborative, Free the Dream, and The Heroes and Dreams Academy and consisted of the following webinars:

Inclusive Capitalism

During March, 2018, Prof. Robert Ashford and I provided a series of seminars/talks across the UK focused on “Inclusive Capitalism: The Ownership-Broadening Road to Shared-Prosperity and Sustainable Growth.” A more recent version of the presentation we gave during this speaking tour can be accessed here. Presentations were given at the following locations:








  • Results from the Baseline Study of the MCC-Funded Rural Water Supply Activity in Nampula.” Research team presentation to the Department of Policy and Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Washington, D.C., December 15, 2011.
  • “Assessing the link between productive use of domestic water, poverty reduction, and sustainability.” Presentation with Eric Vance at the CAUS Faculty Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, February 18, 2011.
  • “Evaluating the vulnerability of coastal communities and their potable groundwater systems in Mozambique to human and natural impacts.” Presentation at the CAUS Faculty Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, February 18, 2011.


  • “Assessing the Benefits of Productive Water Use on Women’s Lives: A Conceptual Framework developed from Focus Groups in Senegal.” Presentation with Emily Van Houweling at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., April 20, 2010.