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Speaking on American Nations, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, Oct. 17

    I’ll be speaking about the rival regional cultures of North America described in American Nations — and how we overcome the resulting problems for U.S. nationhood — at… Read more »

The early 20th century Appalachian migration to Great Lakes cities created big tensions, but did it help bring down the New Deal coalition?

Readers of American Nations know the U.S. is an awkward federation of regional cultures which don’t see eye to eye. So it’s not surprising that when a huge number of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »