Media Appearances & Public Engagement

Kelly Shannon delivering the 2020 Bernath Lecture at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations luncheon at the American Historical Association Annual Conference, New York City, January 5, 2020

Media Appearances

Live 2-hour Twitter Space discussion about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan with Samina Ahsan of the Voice of America, @VOADeewa, August 12, 2021

Interview for an article on U.S.-Iran relations with Yasmin Rasidi for and, interview on December 11, 2020.

Interview on September 15, 2020 for an article by Elliot Rodriguez, “More Than a Moment: BLM at FAU,” University Press, FAU, November 3, 2020,

Podcast interview, “Women’s Human Rights in the Islamic World” with “In Conversation: An Arts and Letters Podcast,” Florida Atlantic University, recorded December 11, 2019, aired January 14, 2020. and available through Apple Podcasts.

Kelly Shannon on “In Conversation: An Arts and Letters Podcast,” FAU, Jan. 14, 2020

Live interview with KCRW 89.9 FM, NPR Los Angeles for “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” re: U.S.-Iran relations, January 9, 2020.

Live interview with KBYR 700 AM Anchorage, Morning News & Comment segment re: current events in Egypt, August 27, 2013.

Recorded interview with KRUA 88.1 FM Anchorage re: current events in Egypt, aired July 26, 2013.

Op Eds & Public Scholarship

“Pre-War U.S. Support for Afghan Women’s Rights Offers a Blueprint for the Future,” The Washington Post, “Made by History” column, August 24, 2021.

“Women’s Human Rights and U.S. Relations with the Islamic World: Advice for the Biden Administration,” in Berkley Forum: Rethinking U.S. Engagement with Global Muslim Communities, published by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs, Georgetown University, December 11, 2020.

“War With Iran Is Not Inevitable – But the U.S. Must Change Course,” The Washington Post, “Made by History” section, January 8, 22020.

Persepolis and the Middle East Today,” 2012 Anchorage Reads Program and Alaska World Affairs Council, February 16, 2012, Town Square 49, KSKA radio/NPR.”persepolis”-and-the-middle-east-today/

Other Events

Emcee, “Remembering the 1960s and Woodstock,” a.k.a. “Owlstock,” John O’Sullivan Memorial Event, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, October 16, 2019.


“Approaching the Islamic World,” Bernath Lecture, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations luncheon, American Historical Association annual conference, New York, NY, January 5, 2020.

Invited Talks

“Saving Persia from International Intrigue and Financial Disaster: The Story of W. Morgan Shuster,” The Baskerville Institute Conversation Series 2021, Salt Lake City, UT, virtual event, February 22, 2021.

“Human Rights for Women and U.S. Foreign Policy in Muslim Nations,” the UN Association of the USA Palm Beach Chapter Annual Speakers Program, Palm Beach, FL, virtual event, January 21, 2021.

“VCNY Salon: Women’s Rights, the Islamic World, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” Vassar Club of New    York (VCNY), New York, NY, virtual event, January 13, 2021.

Book talk, University of Connecticut Foreign Policy Seminar Series, Storrs, CT, February 28, 2020.

Book talk, Books and Books bookstore, Coral Gables, FL, April 14, 2019.

Book talk, Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 2018.

Book talk, Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October 17, 2018.

Book talk, Center for Cold War Studies and International History, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, May 9, 2018.

“Islam, Women’s Rights, and U.S. Foreign Policy since 1979,” Women’s History Month keynote, Nichols College, Dudley, MA, March 26, 2018.

“History of Feminism, Intersectionality, and Social Movement Tactics,” Hollywood Ears Up Huddle, The Women’s March, Hollywood, FL, July 8, 2017.

“The United States and the Cold War in the Middle East,” Humanities Texas Institute on the Cold War, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, June 15, 2017.

“Transnational History and U.S. Relations with the Islamic World,” Richard H. Immerman Retirement Symposium, CENFAD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2017.

“The Effectiveness of Non-Violent Protest,” the City of Boca Raton in collaboration with the Pearl City Community presents “The Dream of Martin Luther King,” 2015 MLK Day Celebration, Boca Raton, FL, January 19, 2015.

“Muslim Women’s Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy,” U.S. Presidents and the Middle East: Truman to Obama Conference, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum, Independence, MO, July 18, 2013.

“Anger, Spite, and ‘Manly Men’: The Role of Emotion in the Versailles Treaty Battle Between Woodrow Wilson and Irish-Americans,” CENAD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 2, 2005.

Campus Talks

Moderator, “Political Pandemonium: Presidential Pop Culture from 2008 to 2020” panel, FAU, Boca Raton, FL, Zoom event, October 22, 2020.

“Women’s Rights and American Foreign Policy, Past and Present,” on “Women, Conflict, and Inequality in the World” panel, Distinguished Lecture Series, Dorothy A. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, FAU, Boca Raton, FL, February 25, 2019.

U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights poster presentation, Research Showcase, Division of Research, FAU, Boca Raton, FL, September 21, 2018.

U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights poster presentation, Faculty Showcase, Dorothy   F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, FAU, Boca Raton, FL, August 24, 2018.

“Islam, Women’s Rights, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” on “Debating Islam and Democracy” panel, Chastain-Johnson Middle East Studies Program and PJHR Initiative, FAU, Boca Raton, FL, October 24, 2017.

“Islam, Women’s Human Rights, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” PJHR Faculty Fellows Colloquium, Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative, FAU, Boca Raton, FL, November 19, 2015.

“Women and American Foreign Policy,” UAA Bookstore lecture series, UAA, Anchorage, AK, March 26, 2012.

“The Crisis in Egypt: Prospects and Implications for American Foreign Policy,” with Michael J. Boyle, Michael R. Dillon (moderator), Miguel Glatzer, Kenneth L. Hill, and Kelly J. Shannon, sponsored by the Political Science Department, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2011.

“Gender, the Middle East, and Western Reactions: A Conversation with Joan Scott, Todd Shepard, and Kelly Shannon,” sponsored by Temple Libraries, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and CENFAD, 2010 One Book One Philadelphia Program: Marjane Satrapi’s The Complete Persepolis, Paley Library, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, March 3, 2010.