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Addressing U.S. Senators on Challenges To U.S. Democracy And Nationhood

September 14, 2023 WASHINGTON – On the invitation of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), the director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab addressed the weekly… Read more »

On the Geography of U.S. Life Expectancy for Politico

Over at Nationhood Lab — the project I founded at the Pell Center — we recently produced an American Nations-driven analysis of the regional geography of U.S. life expectancy wherein… 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 »

Obesity, diabetes, inactivity and the American Nations

July 27 2023 NEWPORT, R.I. – Newly published research reveals stark differences between U.S. regions in the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity, as well as access to exercise… 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 »

Washington Monthly: Woodard on Nationhood Lab’s new insights into the geography of gun violence

For Washington Monthly, Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard wrote about the findings of a new the project’s recent work on how centuries-old settlement patterns help explain the staggering regional differences… Read more »

Woodard discusses Nationhood Lab’s geography of gun violence work with Maine Public and Wisconsin Public Radio

Colin Woodard, director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab, spoke May 10 with two statewide public radio networks about the Pell Center project’s latest work on the geography of gun… Read more »

Nationhood Lab Director Addresses AEI Conference On Challenges Of U.S. Nationhood And How To Overcome Them

May 12, 2022 WASHINGTON – The director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab spoke at the American Enterprise Institute last week about the challenges to maintaining U.S. nationhood and how to… Read more »

Speaking on “Healing America” at Milken Institute Global Conference

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 9 – The director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab addressed the Milken Global Conference last week to discuss the nature of the divides in the United States and approaches to… Read more »

Speaking on NPR’s Here & Now about the geography of gun violence

  Here & Now, the nationally syndicated NPR show produced at WBUR in Boston kindly had me as a guest yesterday to talk about our latest work at Nationhood Lab. … Read more »