“Rethinking Timbuktu. Revisionist approaches” Symposium on Islamic scholarship in Africa, Northwestern University, January 31, 2018. https://networks.h-net.org/node/835449/pages/1286747/news-isita
Keynote Speech International Conference “The Qur’an, the Prophet and Islamic Ethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on adab, akhlaq, and the ‘ulum al-din” Organized by the IKHLAS Initiative, University of Michigan and the Institut islamique du Senegal, Dakar Senegal, December 15, 2017. https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ikhlas/
“ Islamic Education in Africa” C Mildred Thompson lecture at Vassar College, September 18 2017. http://info.vassar.edu/calendar/2017/09/18/34654-98533.html
Keynote Speech “History, Movement and the Spread of Islamic Scholarship” delivered at the International Conference Islam in Africa. Past, relations with the Ottoman Empire and future organized by The Foundation for Research in Islamic Sciences, Istanbul, April 22-23, 2017.
Keynote Speech “Symposium on Muslim Africa” organized by Muslim Europe, African and Asian Diasporas and Continental Histories, and the Program for Archives of Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean, Duke University, March 27, 2017. http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/religion/lecture-seminar-muslim-diasporas-working-group-prof-ousame-kane-mon-mar-27/
"History, Knowledge and the Spread of Islamic Scholarship“ Keynote Speech Texts, Knowledge and Practice. The Meaning of Scholarship in Muslim Africa - International Conference organized at Harvard University February 16-18, 2017. https://hds.harvard.edu/texts-knowledge-practice-africa
“Islamic Education in West Africa: The past and the Present” Frederick Lugard Lecture, International African Institute delivered in Paris July 9, 2015. The IAI instituted the 'Lugard Lecture' in 1948 in memory of Lord Lugard, its founding chairman, as 'an award for meritorious work in the field of African studies'. https://www.internationalafricaninstitute.org/lectures.html