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Speaking on the U.S. democratic crisis in Newport, Rhode Island, July 17

Rhode Islanders: I’ll be speaking about the work Nationhood Lab is doing to help prevent a collapse of our democracy and federation — and the need for a revitalized national… Read more »

Speaking on the U.S. democratic crisis in Brunswick, Maine, June 5

For the home county crowd: I’ll be speaking on the crisis facing U.S. democracy, how we got here, why we’re vulnerable and what we can do about it, at the… Read more »

Can the Declaration of Independence’s Ideals Hold America Together?

At Washington Monthly, director Colin Woodard shared the results of Nationhood Lab’s first major poll on U.S. national identity, which showed Americans prefer to define their country by its commitment to… Read more »

Nationhood Lab poll: Most Americans define the U.S. by adherence to ideals rather than heritage, ancestry, or traditions

April 23, 2024 NEWPORT, R.I. – Americans prefer to define their country by its commitment to civic ideals rather than by shared ancestry, history, traditions or culture by wide margins,… Read more »

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 »