First Annual Michael A. Olivas Writing Institute, Senior Scholars and Developing a Scholarship Profile and Agenda, July 21, 2022


American Immigration Lawyer Association, Annual Conference, Applying for Prosecutorial Discretion in Removal Proceedings, New York City, June 15, 2022

Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration, DACA’s Precarious Future: A Conversation with Legal Experts and Advocates, June 8, 2022

2022 Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute and the Homeland Security Law Institute (Virtual Program), Adjudications 101 (w. Jeremy Graboyes, Shalini Ray and Jeffrey Lubbers), May 13, 2022

Association of American Law Schools, Lawyering with Creativity and for Equity, Law Students and Faculty Rising to the Challenge: Lawyering in Response to Humanitarian Immigration Crisis, May 12, 2022

Penn State Health, Inclusion Academy, Family Separation, Family Detention and Asylum, April 13, 2022

Keynote, UNA Centre County Chapter, Afghans in the United States and What Lies Ahead, March 22, 2022

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Webinar on Advanced Strategies in Applying for Prosecutorial Discretion, March 15, 2022


American Immigration Lawyers Association Midwinter Conference, Prosecutorial Discretion: Where Does It Exist?, February 3, 2022

Association of American Law Schools, Annual Conference, Higher Education and Immigration Law, January 7, 2022

Association of American Law Schools, Annual Conference,  Hot Topic Program, Law Students and Faculty Rising to Challenge: Responding to the Afghan Crisis, January 6, 2022

E.N. Thompson Forum Lecture, Facing Immigrant Exclusion: Then and Now, Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE, November 2, 2021

American Bar Association, Administrative Law Conference, Regulatory Policymaking in the Biden Administration, November 18, 2021


American Bar Association, Administrative Law Conference, From Practice Back to Law School, November 17, 2021

Guest Lecture, Race and the Economy: The Immigrant Experience, Nebraska School of Law, Lincoln, NE, November 3, 2021

Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 6th Annual Advanced Issues in Immigration, November 5, 2021

Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at UCLA, The Road Ahead in Immigration Law: What Can the President Do?, October 22, 2021

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Nebraska-Iowa Chapter CLE, Afghanistan: What Happened/What Can We Do, October 15, 2021 

Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, The State of Civil Rights Across DHS- Commemorating the 20th Anniversary, October 14, 2021 

Presidents' Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration, Rapid Response Briefing: Proposed Rule to Fortify DACA and Higher Ed Engagement, October 7, 2021

Philadelphia Bar Association, 2021 Bench Bar and Annual Conference, Immigration Panel, October 1, 2021


Fordham Law, Immigration in the Aftermath of Withdrawal from Afghanistan, September 17, 2021

Penn State Law and School of International Affairs, Reflection on 9/11 and Its Impact on Law and International Affairs, September 10, 2021

Penn State Law and Western New England School of Law, Inaugural Workshop for Asian American Women in the Legal Academy, August 5-6, 2021

Presidents' Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration, Rapid Response Briefing: The Texas Court Decision on DACA and Its Implications for Higher Education, July 21, 2021

Regulatory Transparency Project, The Federalist Society, Immigration Policymaking in the Biden Administration, July 12, 2021

Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Conference, May 12, 2021

American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter, Prosecutorial Discretion CLE, May 3, 2021

Penn State Law, Blue & White Weekend, Immigration in the Biden administration, April 17, 2021

University of California Davis School of Law, Immigration: What Has Changed, What Has Not, April 12, 2021

University of Colorado, 2020 Rothgerber Conference: Pursuing Citizenship, April 9, 2021

Penn State School of International Affairs, Guest Lecture, Asylum and Refugee Law in the Biden administration, April 1, 2021

Penn State Law, Guest Lecture, Federal Courts, April 5, 2021

Penn State Law, Community Conversation on Anti-Asian Racism, March 22, 2021

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Prosecutorial Discretion Roundtable, March 19, 2021


Indiana University, Big10 Law School Speaker Series, New Court, New Congress, New Administration, March 9, 2021

Philadelphia Bar Association, Unravelling Four Years of Immigration Policy, February 24, 2021

University of Arizona, Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program Speaker Series, Racism in Immigration Law, February 12, 2021

Duke University School of Law, Duke Law Journal, Administrative Law Symposium, The Future of Chevron Deference, February 5, 2021

Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and Dream.us, Briefing on DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, January 25, 2021

Penn State Law, Roundtable Discussion, Advancing Rule of Law and Racial Equity, January 14, 2021

Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Briefing on the Duration of Status “Student” Rule, December 16, 2020​

Penn State University, Town Hall on Racism, Bias and Community Safety, December 9, 2020

George Mason University, Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) Event: Balancing Academia and Policy: How Immigration Scholars Work with Immigrant Communities, Dec. 2, 2020

Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Research Roundtable, November 5-6, 2020

Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Briefing on the Duration of Status “Student” Rule, October 7, 2020​

2020 AILA Virtual Asylum Conference, September 30, 2020 

AILA, How To File a Successful Travel Ban Waiver, July 30, 2020

Penn State University, Town Hall on International Students, July 2020


ACS At-Large: The Supreme Court, National Security, and Religious Freedom, April 17, 2020

University of Houston Law Center, Faculty Colloquium, March 30, 2020


The New School, Zolberg Institute, Immigration in the Time of COVID-19, Immigration Short-Takes Mobility in the Time of COVID-19, March 27, 2020 

Syracuse University School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, Syracuse, NY, March 2020 

American Constitution Society, Supreme Court Preview 2019-2020, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., September 25, 2019


American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, panel on challenging immigration charges, Orlando, FL, June 19, 2019

Brigham Young University School of Law, Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference, Keynote (w. Wall Street Journalist Alicia Caldwell), Provo, UT, June 8, 2019

UN Centre County Chapter, Keynote Speaker, State College, PA, April 17, 2019


DePaul University, College of Law, Enlund Scholar-in- Residence, Chicago, IL, April 10, 2019

Penn State University, Welcoming the Other, State College, PA, March 27, 2019

Washington College of Law at American University, National People of Color Conference, Panel on Refugees, Washington D.C., March 22, 2019 

Dickinson School of Law, Dickinson Law Review Symposium, "Discretion and Misconduct: Examining the Roles, Functions, and Duties of the Modern Prosecutor," Remarks on Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigation Law, Carlisle, PA, March 15, 2019

Penn State University, Lunch with Honors Speakers Series, Remarks on Immigration Enforcement and Asylum, March 13, 2019

Harvard Law School, “Total and Complete Shutdown”: A Panel Discussion on Trump v. Hawaii and the Travel Ban, Boston, MA, February 25, 2019

Penn State University, "Tough Conversations": A Panel Discussion, February 22, 2019

Jane Marie Foundation, Mokita Dialogue on Immigration, State College, PA, January 24, 2019

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University, Immigration, January 23, 2019

Foxdale Village, Immigration and Refugees, State College, PA, January 15, 2019

​Indiana University, Asian Cultural Center Anniversary Symposium, Building and Empowering Undderrepresented Communities, October 12, 2018


​Penn State Law Journal of International Affairs, Asylum 101 and Family Separation, September 27, 2018

Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and the municipality of State College, Immigration and Equity Summit, September 17, 2018

Finance and Business, Penn State University, Immigration 101, September 12, 2018

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Podcast on Travel Ban Decision, Panelist, July 12, 2018

Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, The Travel Ban and Family Separation: What You Need to Know, July 5, 2018

American Constitution Society, Annual Supreme Court Review, Panelist, June 28, 2018

Muslim Advocates, Community Conference Call on Travel Ban Decision at the Supreme Court, June 26, 2018

American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Panel on FOIA Practice, June 16, 2018

Drexel University, Immigration Law Teachers Biennial Workshop, Panelist/Co-Planner, May 24-26, 2018

American Constitution Society, Briefing on Trump v. Hawaii at the Supreme Court (w. former Attorney General for the State of Hawaii, Doug Chin), April 19, 2018

Rutgers Law School, Panelist, Refugee Policy & The Travel Ban, April 2, 2018

Bridges Initiative, Georgetown University, Unpacking the Muslim Bans, February 22, 2018

Panelist, Penn State University, Immigration Misinformation: What People Get Wrong and How to Respond, February 13, 2018

Q & A On Immigration with Marc Freidenberg, February 8, 2018

Panelist, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Annual Symposium, President Trump's Executive Orders and Emergent Issues in Immigration Enforcement, February 2, 2018

Panelist, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Symposium, Executive Power: Immigration in a New Administration, January 26, 2018

Academic Research Convening, Immigration Enforcement, American Immigration Council, December 11, 2017

Panelist, Balancing the First Amendment with Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, Penn State Dickinson Law, November 17, 2017

Panelist, Forum on Higher Education & Immigration, National Press Club, November 15, 2017

Panelist, Current Issues in Immigration Policy, Levin Center, Wayne State University School of Law, Detroit, MI, November 10, 2017

Citizenship and Equality Colloquium, Race, Surveillance, South Asian Exclusion (w. Seema Sohi), University of Colorado Boulder, November 2, 2017 

Immigration Now: Bans, Borders and Walls, A Panel Discussion, Pennsylvania State University, Foster Auditorium, October 26, 2017

Invited Lecture, Arlin Adams Center for Law and Society at Susquehanna University, Immigration in a New Administration, Selinsgrove, PA, October 10, 2017

Town Hall on the Travel Ban, Penn State Law, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, University Park, PA, September 29, 2017

Teach-In, DACA and the Latinx Experience, Penn State, Foster Auditorium, University Park, PA, September 26, 2017

Panelist, Immigration Issues, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Annual Convention, Washington D.C., September 23, 2017

Annual Cannon Lecture, "Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in the Wake of the Trump Administration," University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH, September 11, 2017

Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, New Student Orientation, Penn State Law, University Park, PA, August 15, 2017

Panelist, International Parents Orientation, Travel Ban and Immigration, Penn State University, University Park, PA, August 12, 2017

Discussant, 2017 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Discussion Group on Trump Executive Orders, Boca Raton, FL August 4, 2017

Discussion Leader, Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Prosecutorial Discretion, New Orleans, LA, June 21, 2017 
Speaker, Interfaith Initiative Centre County, June 11, 2017
Speaker, Annual Conference, Community Diversity Group Conference, June 6, 2017 
Panelist, Career Professionals Conference, Pennsylvania State University, May 9, 2017
Keynote, Immigrant Justice Week Keynote speaker, University of Wisconsin School of Law, April 2017
Moderator, “All In at Penn State Law: Addressing Diversity and Implicit Bias in the Legal Academy,, Penn State Law, March 16, 2017
Keynote, Sprit of Internationalization Awards Ceremony, Hosted by Global Connections, March 16, 2017
National Press Conference on Executive Order on Immigration, Hosted by Americas Voice, March 6, 2017 
National Community Call on Executive Order on Immigration (Muslim Ban 2.0), Hosted by Muslim Advocates, March 6, 2017 
Organizer, Executive Orders on Immigration: Where Have We Been and What Lies Ahead? at Penn State Law, February 24, 2017 
Guest Speaker on Immigration for International Ministries at Penn State University, February 24, 2017
Speaker, Post-Executive Order Briefing for Academics, American Immigration Council February 15, 2017
Speaker, Information Session on Executive Orders on Immigration for Postdoctoral students, staff and faculty at Penn State, February 10, 2017
Speaker, Information Session on Executive Orders on Immigration for Engineering faculty, staff and students at Penn State, February 7, 2017
Organizer, Information Session, President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration, February 3, 2017