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Panel discussion: humanities and civic comms — Orono, Maine

St. John Auditorium (Room 165), Barrows Hall University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

"Speaking to Citizens, Connecting with Audiences"    How might politicians, pundits, journalists, scholars, and other social and cultural leaders best connect with the audiences they need to address?  As part of its 2021-2022 Annual Symposium, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center is pleased to sponsor a panel exploring this question and the issues it raises.  Bringing together... Read more »

Panel on paths to careers in Journalism, Tufts University, Mar. 2 (private)

Tufts University Medford, MA, United States

I'll be joining fellow alumni of the Tufts Daily for a webinar panel on paths to careers in journalism on Tuesday, March 2, at 7pm. It's open to members of the Tufts Daily alumni group. Looking forward to seeing some old faces, decades later, including Jonathan Larsen (Managing editor at The Young Turks) and producer Denise... Read more »

Discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (virtual), Mar. 8

Portland Press Herald (virtual) Portland, ME, United States

I'll be leading a webinar discussion on Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine on March 8 at 7pm with two area experts: Laura Henry of Bowdoin College and Bates College's Jim Richter. It's part of the Portland Press Herald's Newsroom Live series, so it's free for the paper's subscribers. (And worth the price of subscription for... Read more »

Presenting at Cornell IOP’s State of Democracy summit in NYC, May 24,

Cornell Club of New York City New York, NY, United States

I'll be presenting on the work we'll be doing at Nationhood Lab, the project I'm founding at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at a "State of Democracy" summit being held I'm New York City May 24 by the Cornell University Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. Headliners include Reps. Adam Schiff... Read more »

Speaking at the State of the Unions conference; Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 16

Foundation for European Progressive Studies Brussels, Belgium

I'll be joining a panel of U.S. and European experts discussing the implications of the U.S. midterm elections on international relations and Transatlantic diplomacy in Brussels, Belgium on November 16. The event, co-hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Brussels-based think tank the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, is part... Read more »

Speaking on overcoming American divisions at Milken Global, Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills, CA, United States

I'll be speaking on the work of Nationhood Lab and the lessons of American Nations and Union at the 2023 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills May 1. It's a private conference with attendance limited to registered guests. My remarks will be as part of a panel entitled "Town Hall: Healing America." Here's the description... Read more »

Speaking on Mending America – community and civil society, Washington, D.C.

American Enterprise Institute Washington, DC, United States

I will be joining a panel on community and civil society's role in mending America at an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute's Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility at 1pm May 4 in Washington, D.C. Fellow panelists include Yuval Levin and Ryan Streeter.  For registration details visit here.

Presenting on American Nations and health outcomes, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, Sept. 27

Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

I'll be presenting at the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Obesity Solutions meeting September 27 in Washington, DC. My role is to discuss the influence of regional cultures in the observed distribution of obesity and other health factors, which I and c-authors at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Minnesota published on... Read more »