"Policing the Colonial Caribbean: Reflections on a Research Project," Department of History, Rice University, Houston, Texas, March 2012
Keynote Address, "Reassembling the Fragments: The Scholarship of Bridget Brereton," Faculty of Liberal Arts, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, August 2011.
"Public Performance and Historical Narrative: Decolonizing History in Trinidad and Tobago," Department of History, McMaster University, Hamilton, March 2010.
“From Marcus Garvey to Mackandal Daaga: The struggle for African re-connections in Afro-Caribbean Popular Song” at "Noirs", "Nègres", "Africains", "Afro-descendants", "Descendants d'esclaves", "Immigrés": Déconstruire les catégories de désignation et interroger les identités et les représentations d'hier à aujourd'hui, Institut Interdisciplinaire Virtuel des Hautes Etudes sur les Esclavages et les Traites. Université d'été. Aix-en-Provence 23-29, August, 2008
Chair and Discussant, Panel on Creolisation, Purity ,Ethnicity. Conference on Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing, 16-18 July 2008, Newcastle University.
“Canadian Silences on the impact of Slavery on National Development” Conference on Les silences nationaux sur les esclavages et les traits et leurs heritages contemporains sur les questions des migrations, University des Antilles et de la Guyane, Campus de Schoelcher, Fort-de-France, Martinique, March,19-20,2008.
For a brief video clip of David being interviewed in Martinique about Canadian silences on slavery, please click here.
Chair and Discussant, Panel on Honor, Dignity and Cultural Dialogue Conference on Confronting Slavery: Towards a Dialogue of Cultural Understanding Academia Brasileria de Letras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 22-24th., 2007
Round Table Discussant ,The Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Bicentennial re-examination,1807- 2007,Part 1, New Directions in the Study of Abolition: A Multi-National Approach. American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 5, 2007
Keynote Address, 2006 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS), University of Calgary, September 29th, 2006 “Canadian-Caribbean Connections: Reflections on a Legacy”
Co-Organizer, Panel Chair and Discussant, Symposium on Slavery, Culture and Religion, Cahuita, Costa Rica, February 11th-14th, 2006
Panel Chair and Discussant, “The Legacy of Eric Williams”, 37th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians, Cartagena, Colombia, May 11,2005
Organizer, Pan-Caribbean Perspectives on the Atlantic World: A Workshop on Historiographym and Methodology, Founders College, York University, 14-16th October, 2004 (SSHRC Funded).
Keynote Address, Haití Conferencia Internacional: Revolución, Independencia y Emancipación, La Lucha Contra la Esclavitud, Limon, Costa Rica, 26-28 August, 2004.
“Performing Caribbean Identity in Multicultural Canada: Contesting Claims for Caribana” Plenary Address given at the Fourth Biennial Conference of The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) : "Ethnic Communities in Democratic Societies," University of Thessaloniki, Greece, May 20-23, 2004 Valorizing the Haitian Revolution,’ Workshop: Rompiendo el Silencio – Identidades, Racismo y Exclusion, Centro de Investigaciones Historicas de America Central, Universdad de Costa Rica, San Jose, February 2004. 2003
‘Symbolic Decolonization and the City Landscape in Trinidad,’ Plenary Address, City Life in Caribbean History, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, December 2003.
‘Singing the History: The Image of Africa in the Trinidad Calypso,’ Literary Manifestations of the African Diaspora, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, November 2003.
‘Developing Caribbean Studies: An Atlantic Perspective’ LABHOI Seminar, Nitaroi University, Rio de Janeiro, June 2003.
‘The Development of Orisha Worship in Trinidad’, South-South Workshop, CODESRIA, “The Trans-Atlantic Construction of the Notions of ‘Race’, Black Culture, Blackness and Antiracism: Towards a New Dialogue between Researchers in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean,” Gorée, Senegal, 11-17 November 2002
Panel Chair, “Slavery, Resistance & Identity in the African Diaspora” Conference on Caribbean Culture II, University of the West Indies (Mona), January 2002.
“Trinidad Muslims and the Return to Africa, 1810-1850” Conference on “Aguda: Aspects of Afro-Brazilian Heritage in the Bight of Benin,” Ecole du Patrimoine Africain, Porto Novo, Republique du Benin, 26-30 November 2001 (with Paul Lovejoy)
“Creating the Community of Believers: African Muslims in Trinidad, c. 1800-1850,” Second International Conference, “Esclavage et religion dans les temps modernes,” Essaouira, Morocco, June 15-17, 2001 (with Paul Lovejoy)
Chair, Conference on “Repercussions of the Slave Trade: The African Diaspora and the Hinterland of the Bight of Biafra,” Nike Lake, Enugu, July 2000
Co-organizer and convenor, “Workshop on Control and Resistance in the Century After Emancipation in the Caribbean,” Center for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick, July 2000
“Riots in Post-Emancipation Trinidad,” Workshop on Control and Resistance in the Century After Emancipation in the Caribbean,” Center for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick, July 2000
“Crime and Punishment on the Plantation Frontier: Trinidad 1800-1834” 32nd Conference, Association of Caribbean Historians, Cayenne, French Guyana, April 2000
“Expectations and Experience: African notions of Slavery and the Reality of the Americas,” (with P.E. Lovejoy), La Ruta del esclavo en Hispanoamerica, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro, 23rd –26th February 1999.