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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 »

Warning of threats to U.S. Democracy at Jan. 6 vigil in Newport, R.I.

January 13, 2023 NEWPORT, R.I.  –  The director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab delivered keynote remarks at a vigil commemorating the Jan. 6 coup attempt in which he warned… Read more »

Arguing for a renewed national story to assure U.S. survival for AEI’s Social Breakdown series

  November 2, 2023 NEWPORT, R.I — In a new essay published in the American Enterprise Institute’s The Social Breakdown series, Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard argues that the United… Read more »

Discussing America’s contested founding narrative with BYUradio’s Top of Mind

I recently joined BYUradio’s Top of Mind, the flagship current events show at Brigham Young University’s radio broadcast, SiriusXM and audio programming powerhouse, to discuss America’s contested founding narrative. Here’s… Read more »

Speaking on the struggle to create a story of U.S. nationhood, Columbia, SC, Oct. 26

I’ll be speaking on South Carolinian intellectuals and their role in the struggle to forge the story of United States nationhood, at, appropriately enough, the University of South Carolina, on… 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 »

AP: Nationhood Lab director discusses how U.S. national myths reinforce the loneliness epidemic

  Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard, a historian of the U.S. regionalism and nationhood development, recently discussed with the Associated Press how some of our most powerful national myths contribute… 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 »