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Discussing the threats to US democracy and national survival, Portland, Maine, April 3

My former employers at Maine’s Portland Press Herald are hosting me for their Newsroom Live series, a public, in-person lecture, discussion and Q&A, on my work to promote the United… Read more »

Discussing the threats to US democracy and national survival with American Promise, Mar. 19

I’ll be joining American Promise‘s Leadership Series March 19 for a public, virtual conversation about the imminent authoritarian threat to the U.S. republic and federation, how we got here and… Read more »

Discussing the authoritarian crisis and the problems of U.S. nationhood with Yascha Mounk on The Good Fight podcast

Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard was the guest on political scientist Yascha Mounk’s The Good Fight, an influential podcast that seeks out ideas, policies and strategies that can defeat authoritarian… Read more »

Talking with Die Welt about the challenges to U.S. nationhood

Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard, a historian of the U.S. regionalism and nationhood development, recently spoke with Die Welt, one of Germany’s leading national daily newspapers, about the crisis of… Read more »

How a “freedom-and-fairness” agenda can save the U.S. republic and federation

In the new print edition of Washington Monthly, Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard laid out how a “freedom-and-fairness” political agenda can steer the United States out of the dangerous, demagogue-infested… Read more »

Nationhood Lab website and data journalism initiative launches

The website for my new think tank project at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Nationhood Lab, went live last week with fresh American Nations-powered analysis of… Read more »

Talking American Nations and Nationhood Lab at the French Embassy in Washington

I’m cross-posting this Pell Center news release dated 30 January 2023: Woodard Speaks at French Embassy In Washington WASHINGTON – The director of Pell Center’s new Nationhood Lab project addressed… Read more »

Launching Nationhood Lab at the Pell Center

I’m pleased to announce that I‘ve launched a think tank project built on the intellectual foundations of the American Nations trilogy and aiming to help save the U.S. republic and… Read more »

Speaking on the crisis in U.S. democracy, Freeport, Maine, Oct. 20

I’m speaking on the crisis in U.S. democracy, how we got here, why we’re so vulnerable, and what we can do to save the situation in Freeport, Maine on October… Read more »

Speaking on American Nations at Ohio University, Feb. 11

I’ll be giving a talk entitled “American Nations: How to Unite the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of the United States” at Ohio University in Athens on February 11 from 7:00 to… Read more »