“Can Unions Import Power? Five U.S. Case Studies,” American Political Science Association, 114th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 30 August – 2 September 2018.
“German Trade Union Attempts to Export Power,” Labor Employment Research Association, 70th Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, 14-17 June 2018.
“The Transnational Activities of German Trade Unions: From Foreign Policy to Active Engagement,” Rethinking German Political Economy: Lessons for Comparative Theorizing after the Social Democratic Century, Goethe Institute, San Francisco, CA, 30 August 2017.
“Organizing in the South: What works (and what doesn’t). The United Auto Workers’ Experience with Freightliner and Mercedes Benz,” Labor Employment Research Association, 69th Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA, 1-4 June 2017.
“Employee Representation at German Automobile Plants in the United States: A Tale of Three Companies,” Labor Employment Research Association, 68th Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN, 26-29 May 2016.
“German Trade Unions Wrestle with Reform: The Strategies of IG Metall, IG BCE and ver.di.” Council for European Studies, 21st International Conference of Europeanists. Washington, D.C., 14-16 March 2014.
“Diffuse Openness: An Empirical Challenge to the Hegemonic Stability Theory,” International Studies Association, Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 3-6 April 2013.
- “European Labor Market Performance during the Financial and Euro Crises: Wage Rigidity and the Risk of Hysteresis,” Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C., 29 January 2013.
- “Die zwei deutschen Gewerkschaftsmodelle der Nachkriegszeit.” Das deutsche Gewerkschaftsmodell im Übergang. Festkolloquium anlässlich des 60. Geburtstages von Detlev Wetzel, der zweite Vorsitzende der IG Metall, Frankfurt am Main, 24 January 2013.
- “Social Custom as an Explanation for Union Decline in Germany,” New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 25 September 2012.
- “German Lessons for American Manufacturers.” American Boiler Makers Association, Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 13-16 January 2012.
- “European Monetary Union: Philosophy, Organization and Performance.” Foreign Service Institute, United States Department of State, 6 September 2011.
- “Explaining the Difference in European and US Reactions to Financial Crisis,” European Responses to Economic Crisis: Lessons for the US, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 7-8 April 2011.
- “Understanding Germany’s Response to Economic Crises,” Three Big Players out of Sync: The United States, China and Germany in the Economic Crisis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1 April 2011.
- "The Euro Crisis: Out of the Woods, or Waste Deep in the Big Muddy?” Foreign Service Institute, United States Department of State, 8 February 2011.
- “A Comparison of Public Pension Issues in Germany and the USA,” Université Montpellier, France, 8 October 2010.
- “Industrial Relations in Europe, Germany and the USA: Different History, Culture and Approach,” Deutsche Post - DHL Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C., 28 June 2010.
- “Unemployment and Labor Markets,” IX Annual Meeting of the Global Atlanticists, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 14 April 2010.
- “Employee Relations at T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom: More Contrast than Commonality,” Transnational Corporations and Labor Relations: The Case of Deutsche Telekom, A Joint Workshop sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation; the Kalmonovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University; and the Communication Workers of America; at Equality Center, Human Rights Campaign, Washington, D.C., 18 November 2009.